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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 71940
Last updated: 5 January 2021
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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:Mike Osborne Properties Ltd.
Registration: G-BMJT
C/n / msn: ME-376
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Adjacent to George Best Belfast City Airport, Belfast, County Antrim, -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:George Best Belfast City Airport (BHD/EGAC)
Destination airport:Ronaldsway Airport, Isle of Man (IOM/EGNS)
Investigating agency: AAIB
The aircraft took off from Belfast (City) Airport and the landing gear was retracted. Witnesses heard a sound similar to that of a reduction in engine power and shortly afterwards the aircraft turned to the left. It failed to gain any further height, struck some trees and crashed into a sports field, coming to rest against a substantial steel mesh fence. There was an immediate fire. The pilot escaped from the aircraft unassisted but suffered severe burns over 55% of his body.

Aircraft written off (damaged beyond repair) as the registration G-BMJT was cancelled by the CAA as aircraft "destroyed" on 22.11.2005.


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2. CAA:
4. Photo of crash:

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

Revision history:

27-Jan-2010 10:32 andrewaircraft Added
03-Dec-2014 22:24 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
03-Dec-2014 22:26 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport]
10-Aug-2016 15:03 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
10-Aug-2016 15:05 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source]
10-Dec-2016 22:13 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code]

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