February Bulletin 2/2014
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
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
Robin CEA DR300/180R (G-BLGH) damaged possibly due to nosewheel shimmy at Wycombe Air Park on 18 September 2013
Cassutt Racer IIIM (G-BFMF), power loss and forced landing near Halfpenny Green Airfield, on 19 October 2013
Cessna 172S (G-YFZT), hard, bounced landing at White Waltham Airfield, Buckinghamshire on 2 September 2013
Piper PA-28R-180 (G-AVWO), heavy landing at Shoreham, landing gear would not completely retract on subsequent takeoff, 14 November 2013
Pitts S-1S (G-BOXH), runway excursion at Peterborough/Conington Airport on 24 October 2013
Slingsby T67C (G-RAFG), canopy opened in flight near Wellesbourne Mountford on 18 September 2013
Sport Aviation / Balloons
EV-97 TeamEurostar UK (G-CEHL), landing accident during solo student flight, Gloucestershire Airport, 22 September 2013
Gemini Flash IIA (G-MWWK), loss of control on the ground at Redlands airfield, Swindon, on 11 November 2012
Mainair Blade 912S (G-CBVG), hit sheep on takeoff, East Fortune Airfield, East Lothian, 28 September 2013
Maverick 430 (G-ONFL), hit runway marker after drifting during landing, North Coates Airfield, 5 October 2013
X’air 133(1) (G-CCGR), engine failure and forced landing near Westonzoyland Airfield on 4 October 2013
This section contains Addenda, Corrections and a list of the ten most recent Air Accident (‘Formal’) reports published by the AAIB.