July Bulletin 7/2013
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.
General Aviation - Fixed wing
Sport Aviation / Balloons
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
Alpi Aviation SRL Pioneer 400 (G-CGAJ), landing gear not locked down on landing at Gloucester Airport, on 17 December 2012
BRM Citius (I-9631), aircraft damaged during forced landing, 7 nm east of Swansea Airport, 22 April 2013
Jodel D120 (G-BKGB), engine stopped and forced landing near Rhigos Airfield on 6 April 2013
Piper PA-28-161 (G-BTNE), veered off the runway on landing and struck parked aircraft at Earls Colne Airfield, Essex, on 7 April 2013
Piper PA-28R-180 (G-AWAZ), nose landing gear collapsed on landing at Elmsett Airfield on 7 April 2013
Piper PA-28R-201 (G-OARO), Aircraft landed short of the runway, Bembridge Airport, Isle of Wight, 26 March 2013
Rockwell Commander 112 (G-BDLT), Loss of control on landing, Lee-on-Solent Aerodrome, Hampshire, 2 February 2013
Sport Aviation / Balloons
Flight Design CTSW (G-DEWE), loss of control during landing, Old Sarum Airfield, Wiltshire, 6 April 2013
Mainair Sports Blade 912 (G-BZDD), loss of control on approach; Scone Airfield, Perth, 20 April 2013
Pegasus Quik GT450 (G-GTJD), heavy landing resulting in nose landing gear damage, Perth, Scotland, 8 February 2013
Skyranger Swift 912S(1) (G-CGKZ), nosed over onto its back on landing at Tarn Farm strip, Lancashire on 2 April 2013
Skyranger 582(1) (G-CGMK), aircraft inverted after landing on soft ground, Sackville Farm Airstrip, Bedfordshire, 6 April 2013
This section contains Addenda, Corrections and a list of the ten most recent Air Accident (‘Formal’) reports published by the AAIB.