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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 247726
Last updated: 16 February 2021
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Time:12:05 LT
Type:Ultravia Pelican PL
Registration: G-MPAC
C/n / msn: PFA 165-12944
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Stoke Golding Airfield, Fenn Lanes, Sutton Cheney, Warwickshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Oxenhope Airfield, Keighley, West Yorkshire
Destination airport:Stoke Golding Airfield, Warwickshire
Investigating agency: AAIB
AAIB investigation to Ultravia Pelican PL, G-MPAC: Written off in a Runway overrun, Stoke Golding Airfield, Fenn Lanes, Sutton Cheney, Warwickshire, 30 August 2020. The Official AAIB Report into the accident was published on 11 February 2021, and the following is the summary from it:

"The aircraft had flown from Oxenhope Airfield in Yorkshire and, with a northerly breeze, its pilot positioned to land on Runway 08 at Stoke Golding Airfield. He reported being slightly fast on the approach which resulted in a protracted flare and deep landing approximately halfway along the runway. Despite applying maximum braking, the pilot could not stop the aircraft, which overran the runway at an estimated 15 kt. It entered the boundary hedge and tipped nose-first into a deep ditch where it came to an abrupt halt. The pilot attributed the accident to accepting an excessively deep landing rather than going around.

The passenger was uninjured, but the pilot sustained severe injuries having struck his head on a metal bar running across the top of the cockpit. He put the severity of his injuries down to only having a 3-point harness and not bracing for impact. A post-accident field trial by the Light Aircraft Association showed that a slack shoulder strap would allow enough body movement for a seat occupant’s head to strike the metal bar during a rapid deceleration".

Damage sustained to airframe: Per the above AAIB Report "Damage to propeller, landing gear, wings and fuselage". The damage sustained was presumably serious enough to render the aiframe as "beyond economic repair", as the airframe was de-registered by the CAA on 11 November 2020 as "Cancelled by the CAA"


1. AAIB Final Report:

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 5 months
Download report: Final report


Pelican PL embedded in a hedge at Stoke Golding, Warwickshire 30 August 2020 (bottom left picture)


Photo of G-MPAC courtesy

Stoke Golding
30 August 2020; (c) Mick Bajcar

Revision history:

11-Feb-2021 16:06 Dr. John Smith Added
11-Feb-2021 17:01 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Embed code, Accident report]
11-Feb-2021 17:02 harro Updated [Accident report]
11-Feb-2021 17:43 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative, Accident report]
16-Feb-2021 21:13 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code, Narrative, Accident report]

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