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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 59617
Last updated: 24 November 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BE76 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 76 Duchess
Owner/operator:Professional Air Training Ltd
Registration: G-BODX
C/n / msn: ME-309
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Bournemouth/Hurn Airport, Parley Lane, Christchurch, Dorset -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Bournemouth/Hurn Airport (BOH/EGHH)
Destination airport:Bournemouth/Hurn Airport (BOH/EGHH)
Investigating agency: AAIB
The aircraft was on an instrument rating training flight with a student pilot in the left seat, an instructor in the right seat, and another student observing from the rear. Following a series of instrument approaches and go-arounds, the student flew an asymmetric approach and go-around, followed by a visual circuit to land.

The landing gear was not selected down during the visual circuit, and the flaps were not selected beyond 15 degrees (the operator had not established formal Standard Operating Procedures, but students were taught to select full flap once below asymmetric committal height). The flare resulted in a prolonged float, and the aircraft touched down on its underside approximately 800 metres beyond the threshold.

G-BODX was presumably written off (damaged beyond repair) as the registration was cancelled on 22.10.2009 as "Permanently withdrawn from use".


1. AAIB:
2. CAA:

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


Photo of G-BODX courtesy

Bournemouth - International (EGHH / BOH)
16 April 2007; (c) Howard J Curtis

Revision history:

18-Apr-2009 12:38 skydancer Added
07-Jun-2009 07:56 Anon. Updated
07-Jun-2009 07:57 harro Updated
25-Jul-2009 12:47 harro Updated
25-Jul-2009 12:47 harro Updated
26-Nov-2014 18:51 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]
03-Dec-2014 22:28 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code]
03-Nov-2016 23:46 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Source]

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