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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 140471
Last updated: 12 July 2020
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Date:18-DEC-2011
Time:14:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PTS2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Pitts S-2C Special
Owner/operator:Aerobatics Leicester Ltd
Registration: G-IICI
C/n / msn: 6017
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Gartree Road, Great Stretton, Leicestershire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Leicester Airport, Stoughton, Leicestershire (EGBG)
Destination airport:Leicester Airport, Stoughton, Leicestershire (EGBG)
Investigating agency: AAIB
Narrative:
Two light aircraft have collided over Great Stretton, Leicestershire. The pilot of a Taylorcraft died at the scene, when the aircraft crashed into Gartree Road. The other aircraft involved, a Pitts S-2 Special (G-IICI), had two people on board, both of whom were slightly injured. According to the following excerpt from the official AAIB report into the accident:

"The mid-air collision occurred when both aircraft were on the crosswind leg of the visual circuit for Runway 33 at Leicester Airport, soon after G-BVXS had taken off and as G-IICI had joined the circuit from the northeast. G-BVXS became uncontrollable after the collision and the pilot was fatally injured when the aircraft struck the ground. The two occupants of G-IICI were uninjured after making a forced landing".

The final AAIB report (see link #1) notes that G-IICI was "damaged beyond economic repair". As a result, the registration G-IICI was cancelled by the CAA on 15/6/2012 as aircraft "destroyed"

Sources:

1. AAIB: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5423019340f0b61342000a1f/Taylorcraft_BC12D_Twosome_G-BVXS_Pitts_S-2C_Pitts_Special_G-IICI_11-12.pdf
2. CAA: https://siteapps.caa.co.uk/g-info/
3. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-16236184
4. https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/2011/12/18/pilot-killed-in-plane-crash-near-leicester-airport-115875-23645182_?service=responsive/
5. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2075780/Two-light-aircraft-involved-mid-air-collision-Leicestershire.html
6. https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1242942
7. http://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/photo/000630164.html

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: AAIB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report


Images:

Photo of G-IICI courtesy AirHistory.net


Breighton
16 April 2011; (c) Malcolm Clarke

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Dec-2011 11:39 saf7670 Added
18-Dec-2011 11:40 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Total occupants, Location, Source, Damage, Narrative]
18-Dec-2011 16:50 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
21-Dec-2011 11:20 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn]
09-Sep-2012 12:16 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code]
23-Dec-2014 03:14 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Source]
09-Sep-2015 00:36 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
16-Dec-2016 19:06 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
16-Dec-2016 19:07 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
16-Dec-2016 19:08 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]

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