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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 193723
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Type:Silhouette image of generic FDCT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Flight Design CTSW
Owner/operator:Microlight Sport Aviation Ltd
Registration: G-OMSA
MSN: 8501
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Damyns Hall Aerodrome, 2 nm S of Upminster, London Borough of Havering -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Damyns Hall Aerodrome, Upminster (EGML)
Destination airport:Damyns Hall Aerodrome, Upminster (EGML)
Investigating agency: AAIB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Substantially damaged 01/09/2016 when overturned on landing at Damyns Hall Aerodrome, 2 nautical miles south of Upminster in the London Borough of Havering. The 70-year-old pilot - the sole person on board - was uninjured. According to the following excerpt from the official AAIB report into the accident:

"The weather was CAVOK with 5 knots of wind along Runway 21, which has a grass surface. The pilot had 134 hours flying time, all on the accident aircraft type, of which 33 hours were in command. The pilotís report stated that he crossed the threshold at 60 Knots IAS, and that at the flare the aircraft struck the runway hard and the nose dug in, causing it to pitch over onto its back.

He exited the aircraft unaided and uninjured, and there was no fire. The pilot commented that he later noticed a deep rut in the runway, but did not know whether it had been made during the accident or was there previously. He was unsure of the cause of the crash."

Nature of damage sustained to airframe: Per the AAIB report "Damage to landing gear, tail, propeller, fuselage, and right wing; windscreens broken"


1. AAIB:
2. CAA:

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



Photo of G-OMSA courtesy

Northampton - Sywell (EGBK / ORM)
31 May 2013; (c) Mick Bajcar

Revision history:

19-Feb-2017 22:45 Dr.John Smith Added

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