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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 155703
Last updated: 26 November 2021
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Time:14:40 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic EN28 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Enstrom F-28A-UK
Owner/operator:GCS Leisure Ltd
Registration: G-BCFP
MSN: 196
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Theale, Reading, Berkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Reading, Berkshire
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: AIB
Written off (damaged beyond repair) 9/9/1984: Auto-rotation in a field after engine lost power at 700 feet. Caught by gust of wind on landing and rolled over.

Damage sustained to airframe: Per the AAIB report "Damage to main rotor blade and aircraft nose sufficient to make the helicopter uneconomic to repair". As a result the registration G-BCFP was cancelled by the CAA on 10/11/1986 (just over two years later) as "Permanently withdrawn from use"


1. AAIB:
2. CAA:

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

Revision history:

01-May-2013 20:13 TB Added
17-May-2013 17:29 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
18-May-2013 16:11 TB Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
12-Nov-2015 14:45 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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