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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 191577
Last updated: 30 December 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic COY2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Rans S-6ES Coyote II
Owner/operator:Anthony Edward Turner
Registration: G-BYRS
C/n / msn: PFA 204-13425
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sandy Airfield, Longacre Farm, Bedford Road, Sandy, Bedfordshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Sandy Airfield, Longacre Farm, Bedford Road, Sandy, Bedfordshire
Destination airport:Sandy Airfield, Longacre Farm, Bedford Road, Sandy, Bedfordshire
Investigating agency: AAIB
Written off (damaged beyond repair) 15-10-2010 when crashed and overturned on landing at Sandy Airfield, Longacre Farm, Bedford Road, Sandy, Bedfordshire: During a check flight, the engine suffered a gearbox failure which caused a loss of drive to the propeller. The aircraft overturned in the subsequent forced landing in a field. Both occupants were uninjured. According to the following excerpt from the official AAIB report into the accident:

"The aircraft was undertaking a check flight from Sandy Airfield, Bedfordshire. The departure and climb to the overhead was without incident. Shortly after the pilot opened the throttle to commence a timed climb, the engine rpm rapidly increased and it appeared to him there was no drive to the propeller. He closed the throttle and commenced a left turn to return to the airfield.

Once established in a glide he tried opening the throttle again, but the result was the same. A forced landing was made in a field close to the airfield during which the nose landing gear collapsed, causing the aircraft to overturn."

Nature of Damage sustained to airframe: Per the AAIB report "Nose landing gear collapsed". Although such damage would have normally been deemed minor and/or repairable, in this case, the airframe was later deemed to been "beyond economic repair", and the registration G-BYRS was cancelled by the CAA on 05-04-2011 as "Permanently Withdrawn From Use"


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

Revision history:

23-Nov-2016 21:07 Dr.John Smith Added

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