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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 179532
Last updated: 13 November 2020
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Date:24-MAY-2012
Time:18:00
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-MZMS
C/n / msn: PFA 204-1329
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Chase Farm Airstrip, near Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Chase Farm Airstrip, near Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire
Investigating agency: AAIB
Narrative:
Written off (damaged beyond repair) 24/5/2012 when crashed on approach to Chase Farm Airstrip, near Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire. According to the following extract from the official AAIB report into the accident:

"The pilot was intending to land at the airstrip which has a grass runway running approximately east-west. Having made two approaches to the west which had been abandoned because of a number of sheep at the westerly end of the runway, his third attempt was to be on the easterly runway, hoping to touch down after the sheep (there was effectively zero wind). The final attempt was initially at an angle to the centre line, intending to turn right at a late stage for the actual touchdown. This was to avoid a copse situated close to the threshold.

The pilot misjudged the aircraft’s proximity to the trees and it struck one of the trees with its left wing, causing the aircraft to spin to the left and impact the ground close to the runway threshold. Despite severe damage to the aircraft, the pilot was uninjured".

The AAIB report confirms that the airframe was "damaged beyond repair"; as a result, the registration G-MZMS was cancelled by the CAA on 30/5/2012 - just six days later.

Sources:

1. AAIB: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5422fc70ed915d137400087f/Rans_S6-ES_Coyote_II_G-MZMS_09-12.pdf
2. CAA: https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/modalapplication.aspx?catid=1&pagetype=65&appid=1&mode=reg&fullregmark=MZMS

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


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Sep-2015 03:38 Dr. John Smith Added
30-Dec-2016 15:23 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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