ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 223171
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Narrative:Aeroprakt A22-L Foxbat, G-CESI was substantially damaged due to a Collision during landing, Colwall Farmstrip, Bosbury, near Ledbury, Herefordshire, 22 October 2018. Whilst landing, the aircraft struck a recently felled tree trunk causing the aircraft to pitch forward and land on its nose wheel. The official AAIB report into the accident was published on 14 February 2019, and the following is an excerpt from it:
Aeroprakt A-22LS Foxbat
|MSN:|| PFA 317A-14643|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2|
|Aircraft damage:|| Substantial|
|Location:||Colwall Farmstrip, Bosbury, near Ledbury, Herefordshire -
|Departure airport:||Yeovilton Airport (YEO/EGDY)|
|Destination airport:||Colwall Farmstrip, Herefordshire|
|Investigating agency: ||AAIB|
|Confidence Rating:|| Accident investigation report completed and information captured|
"The pilot was flying G-CESI from RNAS Yeovilton to Colwall Farm in Herefordshire, with one passenger on board. Visibility was good with no significant cloud and a light northerly breeze. Following a normal approach to the north-easterly runway, the pilot flared the aircraft but the tail wheel struck a recently felled tree trunk causing the aircraft to pitch forward and land on its nose wheel. The nose landing gear collapsed and the aircraft slid to a halt. The pilot and passenger were able to exit the aircraft without injury.
Prior to the flight, the pilot was aware that the tree had been felled recently and that the remains might present a hazard. However, the remaining tree trunk was obscured on approach by a hedgerow. The pilot reported that he had flown a lower approach than he had previously flown because the tree was no longer present; this brought his aiming point closer to the hedge. He further reported that low sun made the field appear shorter, which had encouraged him to land as short as possible. The shorter landing caused the aircraft to clip the obscured tree trunk."
Damage sustained to airframe: Per the Above AAIB report "Damage to the nose landing gear, propeller, firewall and tail wheel"
1. AAIB: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5c3e06f940f0b67c36284a1e/Aeroprakt_A22-L_Foxbat_G-CESI_02-19.pdf
2. CAA: https://siteapps.caa.co.uk/g-info/
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|Investigating agency: ||AAIB |
|Status: ||Investigation completed|
|Download report: || Final report|
Aeroprakt A22-L Foxbat, G-CESI at Sywell, Northnts, 31 August 2013:
||Dr. John Smith
||Dr. John Smith
||Updated [Aircraft type]|
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