January Bulletin 1/2014
Special Bulletins / Interim Reports
This section contains Special Bulletins and Interim Reports that have been 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
Commercial Air Transport - 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
Beagle Auster D5 Series 180 (G-ATMH), engine failure and forced landing at Bovington Camp, Dorset on 29 September 2013
Cessna 182P (G-EEZS), gear collapse on landing, Rochester Airport, 23 August 2013
Luscombe 8A (G-BSNT), stub axle failure, Farthing Corner Airfield, 22 July 2013
Pierre Robin DR400/100 (G-FTIN), struck a steel post close to the side of the runway, at Kirkbride Airfield on 31 August 2013
Piper PA-28-181 (G-OODW), collided with taxiway edge sign at Turweston Aerodrome, on 10 October 2013
Streak Shadow (G-BVTD), nose landing gear collapsed on landing at Stoke Golding airfield on 10 August 2013
Zenair CH 701SP (G-IMME), cabin door detached in flight overhead Pentland Firth, 8 September 2013
Sport Aviation / Balloons
Cyclone AX2000 (G-MZER), engine partial power loss and loss of control during a forced landing, near Chard, Somerset on 9 August 2013
Kolb Firefly (G-CEPN), propeller shaft failed in flight at Westmill, Hertfordshire on 26 July 2013
Mainair Blade 912 (G-MZGI), struck fence on landing at a private strip near Pwllheli on 20 August 2013
MW5 Sorcerer (G-MWSX), loss of control on the approach to Tinnell Farm airstrip, Cornwall, 10 August 2013
P & M Aviation QuikR (G-CFXZ); runway excursion after landing; East Fortune Airfield; East Lothain; 15 October 2013
Team Minimax 91 (G-CEDW), hard landing, Easterton Airfield, Moray, 24 October 2013