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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 31500
Last updated: 2 April 2019
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Date:31-MAY-1984
Time:17:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA38 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-38-112 Tomahawk
Owner/operator:Panshangar School of Flying Ltd
Registration: G-BJYO
C/n / msn: 38-79A0097
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Panshanger Aerodrome, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Panshanger, Hertfordshire (EGLG)
Destination airport:Panshanger, Hertfordshire (EGLG)
Investigating agency: AIB
Narrative:
Written off (damaged beyond repair) 31.5.1984 when crashed at Panshanger Aerodrome, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire

The aircraft was engaged in a solo circuit training detail, with a student pilot at the controls. After touch-down from a normal approach, the aircraft hit a bump, and became airborne again. The pilot applied full power and initiated an overshoot but the aircraft was pointing nose-down and was driven back onto the runway, and bounced back into the air again.

The pilot decided to abort the overshoot, and reduced the engine power to idle. When the aircraft made contact with the runway at Panshanger again, the nose gear collapsed, and the propellor dug into the ground, causing the Piper to flip over onto its back. The pilot was released from the cabin by the Panshanger Airfield fire crew, sustaining only minor injuries.

Piper PA38-112 G-BJYO was assessed by the AAIB as "beyond economic repair", and the registration was cancelled by the CAA on 4.2.1987

Sources:

1. https://www.gov.uk/aaib-reports/piper-pa38-112-tomahawk-g-bjyo-31-may-1984
2. http://www.caa.co.uk/aircraft-registration/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
03-Sep-2014 21:59 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Time, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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