April Bulletin 4/2018
Summaries of Aircraft Accident Reports
This section contains summaries of Aircraft Accident (‘Formal’) Reports published since the last AAIB monthly bulletin.
AAIB Field Investigations
A field investigation is an independent investigation in which AAIB investigators collect, record and analyse evidence.
The process may include, attending the scene of the accident or serious incident; interviewing witnesses; reviewing documents, procedures and practices; examining aircraft wreckage or components; and analysing recorded data.
The investigation, which can take a number of months to complete, will conclude with a published report.
Commercial Air Transport - Fixed wing
General Aviation - Fixed wing
AAIB Correspondence Investigations
These are reports on accidents and incidents which were not subject to a Field Investigation.
They are wholly, or largely, based on information provided by the aircraft commander in an Aircraft Accident Report Form (AARF) and in some cases additional information from other sources.
The accuracy of the information provided cannot be assured.
- Colibri MB2 (G-HRLM), loss of power after takeoff, near Abbots Bromley Airfield, Staffordshire, 28 August 2017
- Piper PA-28R-200 (G-RACO), high flare followed by abrupt pitch nose-down resulting in heavy landing, Manchester/Barton Airport, 5 December 2017
- Piper PA-44-180T (N440GC), nose landing gear failed to retract after takeoff and collapsed during landing, Coventry Airport, 17 November 2017
- PS-28 Cruiser (G-DTFT), loss of control while taking off, Leeds Bradford Airport, 23 August 2017
- Reims Cessna F152 (G-BHNA), loss of control during landing approach, Retford Gamston Airfield, Nottinghamshire, 14 May 2017
- Robinson R22 Beta (G-CTRL), dynamic rollover while attempting to lift-off, Nottingham Heliport, 30 January 2018
Sport Aviation / Balloons
- Aerotechnik EV-97 Eurostar (G-TIVV), pilot attempted to abandon takeoff when the aircraft did not perform as expected, Perth Airport, 20 October 2017
- Dynamic WT9 UK (G-WIGS), nose gear leg collapsed while landing, Bagby Airfield, North Yorkshire, 15 June 2017
- Rotorsport UK Calidus (G-CIYU), rolled onto left side following loss of control during takeoff run, RAF Scampton, 11 September 2017
- Thruster T600T 450 JAB (G-BZTD), bounced on landing and crashed into trees adjacent to the runway, Membury Airfield, Berkshire, 22 September 2017