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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 176311
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Date:23-MAY-2015
Time:13:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic FDCT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Flight Design CTSW
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: G-CCNG
C/n / msn: 8004
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:North Coates airfield, North Cotes, near Grimsby, NE Lincolnshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:North Coates (EGYO)
Investigating agency: AAIB
Narrative:
The plane crash landed, causing the undercarriage to collapse. There were no personal injuries.The plane crashed at North Coates airfield as it came in to land and drifted into the long grass, causing the undercarriage to collapse. According to contemporary press reports:

"A ‘minor’ landing accident took place this afternoon (Saturday) at the North Cotes Flying Club’s Spring Flying Meet - however, both people in the plane were unhurt.

A flying club spokesman confirmed that an undercarriage had collapsed following the plane’s landing at about 2:30 pm.

They confirmed the incident had involved a CT Microlight and that two people had been on board the plane but added: “There were no injuries, no major problems at all. A fire engine attended the scene to make sure everything was safe".

UPDATE; According to the summmary from the official AAIB report into the accident...

"The aircraft was landing on Runway 05 at North Coates. The pilot described the approach and weather conditions, with a light crosswind from the right, as “satisfactory”. However, on touchdown the aircraft bounced and began to drift to the left, so he applied power to go around. The left wing then dropped and the aircraft struck the ground, causing damage to the landing gear, wingtips, propeller and engine mount.

The pilot believes he may have applied rudder in the wrong sense when trying to correct the drift and wing drop".

Damage sustained to airframe: Left main and nose landing gear and collapsed, damage to wingtips, firewall, engine frame and propeller. All of which was presumably enough to render the aircraft as "damaged beyond repair", as the registration G-CCNG was cancelled by the CAA on 14/8/2015 as "Permanently withdrawn from use"

Sources:

1. AAIB: https://assets.digital.cabinet-office.gov.uk/media/55cc4776e5274a547300002b/Flight_Design_CT2K_G-CCNG_08-08.pdf
2. CAA: http://www.caa.co.uk/aircraft-registration/
3. https://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/Plane-crashes-North-Coates-Air/story-26559545-detail/story.html
4. http://www.louthleader.co.uk/news/local/minor-landing-accident-at-north-cotes-flying-club-1-6760739


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

Photo of G-CCNG courtesy AirHistory.net


Breighton
5 August 2012; (c) Malcolm Clarke

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-May-2015 14:57 gerard57 Added
23-May-2015 17:10 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Location, Country, Destination airport, Source, Damage]
23-May-2015 18:16 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
04-Oct-2015 03:11 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]

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