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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 19060
Last updated: 3 December 2021
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Date:07-AUG-1989
Time:20:05 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic BOLT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Steen Skybolt
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: G-BFHM
MSN: PFA/64-10152
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Scrofton, near Worksop, Nottinghamshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Netherthorpe Airfield, Nottinghamshire (EGNF)
Destination airport:Netherthorpe Airfield, Nottinghamshire (EGNF)
Investigating agency: AAIB
Narrative:
During aerobatic flying practice, the rudder controls were jammed by a loose object. According to the subsequent AAIB report, the loose object may have been an "AA" type battery that fell out of the pilots pocket whilst flying inverted.

The aircraft spun into the ground, just north of the runway at the disused former RAF Worksop at Scrofton, Nottinghamshire (which closed 08-12-1960), and caught fire, killing one of the two persons on board - Richard Francis Fisher (the pilot and co-owner) and seriously injuring the second pilot. After impact the aircraft caught fire and was so badly destroyed the investigation was unable to determine the reason for the crash. The AAIB report mentions the survivors account of the aircraft doing a stall turn when the aircraft suffered a jammed rudder.

Registration G-BFHM cancelled by the CAA as aircraft "destroyed" 7/12/1989

Sources:

1. CAP 667 Review of General Aviation Fatal Accidents 1985-1994
2. AAIB: https://assets.digital.cabinet-office.gov.uk/media/542303d9e5274a1317000c53/Steen_Skybolt__G-BFHM_11-89.pdf
3. CAA: https://siteapps.caa.co.uk/g-info/rk=BFHM
4. http://www.laa-archive.org.uk/results.php?q=G-BFHM&fields=reg
5. http://rafworksop.btck.co.uk/BaseHistory/1960tothePresent
6. https://www.flickr.com/photos/johnmightycat/14025947894
7. http://www.forgottenairfields.com/united-kingdom/england/nottinghamshire/worksop-s1348.html

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


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
22-Jan-2010 13:18 andrewaircraft Updated [Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
08-Oct-2012 10:22 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
05-Feb-2016 18:42 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
05-Feb-2016 18:43 Dr.John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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