The AAIB Bulletin is a compilation of AAIB reports and is published on the second Thursday of the month.
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July Bulletin 7/2017
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
- Spitfire IXT (G-LFIX), landing gear collapse on landing, Sywell Aerodrome, Northampton, 15 September 2016
General Aviation – Rotorcraft
- Sud-Aviation SE-313B Alouette II (HA-PPC), tail boom struck by main rotor blades, Breighton Aerodrome, Yorkshire, 17 July 2016
Sport Aviation / Balloons
- Rans S6-ESD Coyote II (Modified) (G-MYES), stall/spin while manoeuvring in the circuit, Shifnal Airfield, Shropshire, 30 May 2016
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
- Agusta AW139 (G-VINB), landing on wrong platform, Ravenspurn North Platform, North Sea, 20 January 2017
- Beech 76 (G-JLRW), left main landing gear failed to extend, Exeter Airport, Devon, 22 March 2017
- Jodel D119 (G-AXFN), came to rest inverted following a forced landing after the engine failed, Near Netherthorpe Airfield, Yorkshire, 6 May 2017
- Robin DR400/180 (G-ETIV), mainwheel struck airfield lighting unit, Rochester Airport, Kent, 7 December 2016