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Last updated: 12 June 2021
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Date:04-NOV-2020
Time:10:20 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic EXEC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
RotorWay Exec 90
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: G-BVTV
MSN: 5243/6599
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Landmead Farm Airfield, 3 miles NNE of Wantage, Oxfordshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Landmead Farm Airfield, Oxfordshire
Destination airport:Landmead Farm Airfield, Oxfordshire
Investigating agency: AAIB
Narrative:
AAIB investigation to Rotorway Executive 90, G-BVTV, 4 November 2020: Dynamic rollover during landing, Landmead Farm Airfield, Oxfordshire, 4 November 2020. The AAIB Final Report was published on 10 June 2021, and the following is an excerpt from it:

"The pilot prepared the helicopter for flight with the intention of conducting some circuits. The weather was good, with a light and variable wind from the west. After lifting into the hover, he checked the temperatures and pressures were acceptable, and then hover taxied across the airfield. En route the pilot performed some practice manoeuvres in the low hover.

He then taxied to the south side of the airfield with the intention of joining the circuit, but decided to adjust his headset prior to departure. The pilot touched down on flat ground, but reported that the helicopter felt as though it was touching down on sloping ground, and it continued to roll over to the left. The pilot was unable to counter this before the rotor blades touched the ground and the helicopter came to rest on its left side.

The pilot was able to exit the aircraft without assistance and suffered only minor injuries.There were no witnesses to the accident."

=Damage to airframe=
Main rotor blades destroyed and rotor mast bent; damage to the fuselage and landing gear. The damage sustained was presumably severe enough to render the airframe as a "write off (damaged beyond economic repair)", as the Registration G-BVTV was cancelled by the CAA on 26 May 2021 as "destroyed"

Landmead Farm is located East of the A338, about 1 nautical mile South East of Garford, North East of East Hanney, roughly 3 nautical miles North North-East of Wantage. It is also known at "Garford Airfield"

Sources:

1. AAIB Final Report: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/60c1cd098fa8f57ce3773bce/Rotorway_Executive_90_G-BVTV_06-21.pdf
2. https://www.flickr.com/photos/95512093@N05/48835489007
3. G-BVTV various photos 2007-2019: https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/registration/G-BVTV
4. https://www.airliners.net/photo/Untitled/Rotorway-Executive-90/5595147/L
5. http://www.ukairfieldguide.net/airfields/Landmead-Farm
6. https://mapcarta.com/N7288825570

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: AAIB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 7 months
Download report: Final report

Media:

Rotorway Executive 90 on its side at Landmead Farm Airfield 4 Nov 2020 (bottom right picture):

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Jun-2021 20:25 Dr. John Smith Added
10-Jun-2021 20:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
10-Jun-2021 20:31 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
10-Jun-2021 20:32 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code]
10-Jun-2021 20:34 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
12-Jun-2021 15:30 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Accident report]

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