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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 244337
Last updated: 1 November 2020
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Date:23-AUG-2020
Time:14:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic G115 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grob G-115
Owner/operator:Swiftair Maintenance Ltd (regd. owners)
Registration: G-BPKF
C/n / msn: 8075
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Nottingham City Airport (NQT/EGBN), Tollerton, Nottinghamshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Nottingham Airport (NQT/EGBN)
Destination airport:Nottingham Airport (NQT/EGBN)
Investigating agency: BFU Germany
Narrative:
Grob G-115 G-BPKF: Substantially damaged 23 August 2020 at Nottingham City Airport (NQT/EGBN), Tollerton, Nottinghamshire. During landing, the aircraft touched down hard and the nose wheel came off. After going around, the aircraft landed. Damage to landing gear and propeller. According to a rough translation into English of the original BFU Bulletin (see link #1 for the original German text):

"Event: Accident without injuries
Date, time: 23.08.2020, 2:00 p.m. (local)
Location, State: Nottingham, United Kingdom
Damage to aircraft: Without damage
Source: Investigation by foreign authorities File number: BFU20-0735-DX
On landing, the aircraft touched down hard and the nose wheel came off. After taking off, that landed
Plane. The landing gear and propeller were damaged. The BFU supported the investigation as the aircraft
was designed/manufactured in Germany.
Aircraft: Aircraft 0 to 2,250 kg casualties, fatally serious, light injuries
Pattern: GROB FLUGZEUGBAU - G-115
Type of operation: General Aviation - Private Sightseeing Flight - Local sightseeing flight"

Presumably repaired. as G-BPKF was flying again by 17 October 2020 (see link #2)

Sources:

1. BFU Germany Report BFU20-0735-DX: https://www.bfu-web.de/DE/Publikationen/Bulletins/2020/Bulletin2020-08.pdf?__blob=publicationFile
2. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/g-bpkf
3. https://derbosoft.proboards.com/thread/34274/nottingham-tollerton-airfield-08-2020?page=1

Media:

G-BPKF Grob G-115A @ Coventry (CVT) 01/08/2017:G-BPKF (36406199685) Grob G.115A G-BPKF at Coventry- CVT, 05/04/16:G-BPKF (26165299962) G-BPKF Grob G115 Coventry 05-09-2012:G-BPKF Grob G115 CVT 05-09-12(2) (40547325613)

Images:

Photo of G-BPKF courtesy AirHistory.net


Silverstone - Heliport (EGBV)
19 August 2009; (c) Tom Cole

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Oct-2020 17:31 ASN Update Bot Added
23-Oct-2020 22:29 Dr. John Smith Updated [Destination airport, Source, Embed code]
23-Oct-2020 22:49 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total occupants, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
23-Oct-2020 23:14 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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