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Date:13-APR-2015
Time:16:40
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-TIVS
C/n / msn: PFA 204-1423
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Staple Lawns Farm, Corfe, Somerset -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Tracy Island, Chard, Somerset
Destination airport:Dunkeswell, Devon (EGTU)
Investigating agency: AAIB
Narrative:
Written off (damaged beyond repair) 13 April 2015 when force landed at Staple Lawns Farm, Corfe, Somerset, due to suspected carburettor icing. According to the synopsis from the official AAIB report into the accident:

"The pilot was flying from Tracy Island, Chard to Dunkeswell at approximately 1,800 ft amsl. Approaching Corfe the weather conditions deteriorated, with visible moisture and cloud ahead. The pilot reduced power to descend below the cloud and shortly afterwards the engine failed. He reported that he turned the aircraft directly towards the only field he considered suitable for a forced landing; he then realised, late on the approach, that he was now too high to reach this field. He turned the aircraft steeply to lose height and avoid obstacles but lost more height than he anticipated. He considered that the aircraft was now too low. He levelled the wings but was unable to prevent the aircraft landing heavily on its nose in an unsuitable field. The nose wheel collapsed and the aircraft suffered substantial damage. The pilot and his passenger were uninjured and vacated the aircraft normally.

The pilot thought the cause of the engine failure was carburettor icing, following which he misjudged the forced landing and did not reach the only suitable field".

Damage sustained to airframe: "Substantial". Presumably, this was enough to deem the aircraft as "beyond economic repair", as the registration G-TIVS was cancelled by the CAA on 27 July 2015 as "Permanently Withdrawn From use"

Sources:

1. AAIB: https://assets.digital.cabinet-office.gov.uk/media/55cc482ee5274a547000001b/Rans_S6-ES_Coyote_II_G-TIVS_08-08.pdf
2. CAA: http://www.caa.co.uk/aircraft-registration/
3. http://www.caa.co.uk/Aircraft-registration/

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


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Aug-2015 16:46 Dr. John Smith Added

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