Accident Rockwell Commander 114 HB-NCM, 10 Sep 1978
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Date:10-SEP-1978
Time:08:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic AC11 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Rockwell Commander 114
Owner/operator:Air Espace S.A.
Registration: HB-NCM
MSN: 14311
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Waterloo Farm, Northwick, Dundry, Bristol BS41 8NP -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Exeter Airport, Devon (EXT/EGTE)
Destination airport:Leicester Airport (EGBG)
Investigating agency: AIB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
Written off (damaged beyond repair) 10-09-1978: the aircraft was on a VFR flight from Exeter, Devon to Leicester. Despite trying to fly under VFR, the weather was poor, and unsuited to such a flight. The aircraft entered into low cloud as it entered a valley which passes through the hills to the south east of Bristol.

Whilst in cloud, and during a descending turn to the left, the aircraft lost height, and collided with the edge of a claypit at Waterloo Farm, Dundry. It then crashed inverted into a pile of timber, killing all four occupants instantly

The AAIB concluded that he accident was caused by the pilot continuing the flight over hilly terrain at low altitude after encountering adverse weather conditions

Sources:

1. http://www.aaib.gov.uk/cms_resources.cfm?file=/4-1979%20HB-NCM.pdf
2. http://farnborough.proboards.com/post/33495/thread

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: AIB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
16-Dec-2011 04:32 zerocinquanta Added
05-Jun-2013 03:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
08-Dec-2014 14:34 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
15-Jul-2015 12:01 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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