August Bulletin 8/2019
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.
General Aviation - Fixed wing
General Aviation – Rotorcraft
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.
Commercial Air Transport
- Airbus Helicopters AS 350 (VP-CIH), tail rotor gearbox actuating rod failure, Owen Roberts International Airport, Grand Cayman, 30 August 2018
- DHC-8-402 (G-FLBC), cabin depressurisation en route from East Midlands Airport to Edinburgh Airport, 28 January 2019
- Sikorsky S-92A (G-CKXL), wrong-deck approach to Brae Bravo, Brae oil-field, northern North Sea, 23 August 2018
Sport Aviation / Balloons
- Escapade Kid (G-CGTZ), hard landing, Calton Moor Airfield, Staffordshire, 20 April 2019
- Flylight Lightfly-Discus (G-CEOL), pilot omitted to raise the wheels prior to a water landing in the amphibious aircraft, Holy Loch, near Oban, Argyll, 27 February 2019
- QuikR (G-IMHK), left wingtip impacted ground on landing, Bute Airfield, Glasgow, 8 September 2018
- Pegasus Quantum 582 (G-MZDE), damage during forced landing, near Kenyon Hall Farm, Warrington, 26 February 2019
- Thruster T600N 450 (G-OBAX), ground collision following high engine power at startup, Balado Airfield, Kinross, 27 February 2019