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Type:Silhouette image of generic SR20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cirrus SR20
Owner/operator:RPR Associates Ltd
Registration: G-GCDC
MSN: 2008
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Swansea Airport, Fairwood Common, Swansea -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Gloucestershire Airport, Staverton, Gloucestershire (EGBJ)
Destination airport:Swansea Airport (SWS/EGFH)
Investigating agency: AAIB
Following a loss of directional control on landing at Swansea Airport, the aircraft struck a parked Piper PA-38-112 Tomahawk (G-BLWP, c/n 38-78A0367) on the apron.The pilot and two passengers were uninjured. The plane sustained substantial damage.

UPDATE #1: The official AAIB report into the accident was published on 08-09-2016. According to the summary of the official AAIB report into the accident (see link #1)...

"During pre-flight checks, the pilot realised that he had inadvertently engaged the autopilot with the corner of his kneeboard. After correcting this, he performed a number of touch-and-go landings. During the final touch-and-go, the aircraft lost control and deviated to the left of the runway, eventually impacting a parked aircraft. The reason for the accident could not be established but is considered likely to be a combination of the gusting wind from the right, a bounced landing and wingtip strike, the effect of applying full power during the touch-and-go and the possibility of inadvertent autopilot engagement".

Damage sustained to airframe: Per the AAIB report "G-GCDC - [damage to] Propeller, left and right wings, main landing gear, left elevator, nose wheel detached, and engine shock-loaded". Apparently, the damage sustained to the Cirrus SR20 rendered the airframe as "damaged beyond economic repair", and the registration G-GCDC was cancelled by the CAA on 17-06-2016 as "destroyed"


1. AAIB:
2. CAA:

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


G-GCDC Cirrus SR20 at Staverton (Gloucestershire) Airport on 07-12-2015: G-GCDC Cirrus SR20 (23532612641)


Photo of G-GCDC courtesy

Northampton - Sywell (EGBK / ORM)
2 June 2013; (c) Mick Bajcar

Revision history:

21-Jan-2016 13:48 gerard57 Added
21-Jan-2016 13:50 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Location, Destination airport, Narrative]
21-Jan-2016 13:50 harro Updated [Date]
21-Jan-2016 17:19 Geno Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
22-Jan-2016 12:56 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
15-Jul-2016 15:28 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Narrative]
08-Sep-2016 13:40 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]

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