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Date:22-AUG-2014
Time:16:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic COY2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Rans S-6ES Coyote II
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: G-BYOU
C/n / msn: PFA 204-1346
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Beverley Road, South Cave, near Mount Airey Airfield, East Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Mount Airey Farm, South Cave, Humberside
Destination airport:Mount Airey Farm, South Cave, Humberside
Investigating agency: AAIB
Narrative:
The plane crashed shortly after takeoff. The pilot was taken to Hull Royal Infirmary by the Yorkshire Air Ambulance helicopter, where he underwent surgery. His injuries are said to be serious, but not life-threatening. According to the following extract from the official AAIB report into the accident:

"During the pre-flight inspection the pilot checked the fuel quantity, which he reported as being 22 litres in the right tank and 15 litres in the left. The engine started without difficulty and the mag drops were reportedly satisfactory. Once the engine was warm, the pilot taxied the aircraft towards the runway and carried out the final checks, which were normal. He selected one stage of flap and full throttle for the takeoff on Runway 07. After rotation and becoming airborne, the pilot placed the aircraft in a steep climb, mindful of the wind from the right and a telephone mast on the left.

Shortly after takeoff the engine stopped and the aircraft stalled. It came to rest close to the far end of Runway 07, with the pilot having received serious injuries including a fractured spine, two broken ankles and internal injuries.

The cause of the engine failure was not determined with any certainty, but the pilot suspected fuel starvation".

THe AAIB report confirms that the airframe was "damaged beyond repair". As a result the registration G-BYOU was cancelled by the CAA on 22/5/2015 as aircraft "destroyed"

Sources:

1. AAIB: https://assets.digital.cabinet-office.gov.uk/media/56161fd9e5274a624e000003/Rans_S6-ES_Coyote_II_G-BYOU_10-15.pdf
2. CAA: http://www.caa.co.uk/aircraft-registration/
3. https://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/Microlight-crash-probed-pilot-undergoes-surgery/story-22815873-detail/story.html
4. http://www.humbersidefire.gov.uk/newsroom/incidents (Incident 13111)
5. http://www.itv.com/news/calendar/update/2014-08-22/light-aircraft-crash-in-east-yorkshire/_/

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


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Aug-2014 13:56 gerard57 Added
24-Aug-2014 15:05 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Plane category]
25-Aug-2014 14:55 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
21-Dec-2014 00:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
08-Oct-2015 11:42 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]

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