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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 254076
Last updated: 19 July 2021
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Date:29-APR-2021
Time:c. 15:28
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-46-350P Malibu Mirage
Owner/operator:ZeroAvia Ltd
Registration: G-HYZA
MSN: 4636130
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:near Cranfield Airport (EGTC), Bedfordshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Cranfield Airport (EGTC)
Destination airport:Cranfield Airport (EGTC)
Investigating agency: AAIB
Narrative:
A hydrogen fuel cell powered Piper PA-46-350P Malibu Mirage force landed near Cranfield Airport (EGTC), Bedfordshire, UK. The airplane sustained substantial damage. The crew were uninjured. A photo from the scene shows that the left wing was separated from the fuselage.

ZeroAvia reported that the aircraft "landed normally on its wheels in a flat grass field and almost came to a stop, but was damaged as it caught the left main gear and wing in the uneven terrain at the end of the field at low speed."

Sources:

https://www.buckinghamshirelive.com/news/buckinghamshire-news/cranfield-plane-crash-milton-keynes-5358566
https://www.bedfordshirelive.co.uk/news/bedfordshire-news/two-people-escape-serious-injury-5358592
https://www.bedfordindependent.co.uk/hydrogen-powered-plane-crashes-during-test-flight-at-cranfield/
https://www.zeroavia.com/offairportlanding
https://fuelcellsworks.com/news/zeroavia-issues-statement-as-test-flight-ends-in-wreckage-of-piper-aircraft/

https://www.australianflying.com.au/latest/zeroavia-flies-hydrogen-electric-piper-m-series
https://ychef.files.bbci.co.uk/976x549/p09cywzj.jpg (photo)

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
29-Apr-2021 16:24 gerard57 Added
29-Apr-2021 17:22 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
29-Apr-2021 19:46 aaronwk Updated [Narrative]
29-Apr-2021 19:49 Captain Adam Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
30-Apr-2021 01:53 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
30-Apr-2021 04:01 RobertMB Updated [Cn, Embed code, Narrative]
30-Apr-2021 11:59 Aerossurance Updated [Nature]
30-Apr-2021 19:03 Aerossurance Updated [Phase, Source]
01-May-2021 09:15 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
02-May-2021 07:13 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Embed code]
02-May-2021 14:12 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]

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