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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 154369
Last updated: 3 December 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BOLT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Steen Skybolt
Owner/operator:Robert Richard Cuthbert & Cressida Blanche Cuthbert
Registration: G-BODL
MSN: 1
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Trenow Cove, near Perranuthnoe, Penzance, Cornwall -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Land's End Airport, St. Just, Cornwall (LEQ/EGHC)
Destination airport:Land's End Airport, St. Just, Cornwall (LEQ/EGHC)
Investigating agency: AAIB
The aircraft had been performing aerobatic manoeuvres on a test flight above the coast at Trenow Cove, near Perranuthnoe, Penzance, Cornwall on 25-6-1994; during these, a fire extinguisher fell from its location within the aircraft's cockpit, hitting the roof of a building, prior to the plane crashing into the sea, the impact killing both occupants. It is thought the fire extinguisher may have struck the pilot and rendered him unconscious before the impact into the sea.

Damage sustained to airframe: Per the AAIB report "Aircraft destroyed on impact". As a result, the registration G-BODL cancelled by the CAA on 1-3-1996 as aircraft "destroyed" and owner "Addressee Status: Deceased"


1. AAIB:
2/ CAA:

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

Revision history:

22-Mar-2013 14:23 ryan Added
22-Mar-2013 14:52 ryan Updated [Source]
27-May-2013 22:39 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
20-Feb-2014 19:20 Graham Wright Updated [Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]
26-May-2016 18:49 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
27-May-2016 14:17 Dr.John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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