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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 179990
Last updated: 3 October 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic COY2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Rans S-6ESD XL Coyote II
Registration: G-MYBI
C/n / msn: PFA 204-1218
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Ashcroft Airfield, Winsford Road, Wettenhall, Winsford, Cheshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Ashcroft Airfield, Cheshire (EGCR)
Destination airport:Ashcroft Airfield, Cheshire (EGCR)
Investigating agency: AAIB
Written off (damaged beyond repair) 11/6/2014 when crashed on take off at Ashcroft Airfield, Winsford Road, Wettenhall, Winsford, Cheshire. According to the following extract from the official AAIB report into the accident:

"The pilot prepared for a local flight in fine weather conditions. The surface wind was from 270-degrees at 7 knots, with Runway 27 in use; the runway was grass, 520 metres long and 11 metres wide. The takeoff run was normal and the aircraft became airborne at the expected point. After lift off, the pilot held the aircraft at a low height in order to gain airspeed. As he did so, the left wing was suddenly lifted by what the pilot thought was a gust of wind and the aircraft turned to the right. The pilot corrected the roll but was unable to stop the aircraft passing over an area of long grass beside the runway, at low height and speed.

The aircraft started to sink and the pilot elected to abandon the takeoff attempt and land ahead. As he flared the aircraft, the landing gear contacted the grass, causing the aircraft to pitch nose down and come to an abrupt stop. The pilot likened the touchdown to no more than a heavy landing; neither he nor his passenger was injured".

Damage sustained to the airframe: Damage to propeller, cowling, landing gear and fuselage. As a result, the registration G-MYBI as cancelled by the CAA on 4/9/2014


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2. CAA:

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

Revision history:

28-Sep-2015 22:47 Dr. John Smith Added
28-Sep-2015 22:47 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code, Narrative]

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