Date & Time: Jul 31, 2015 at 1508 LT
Flight Type:
Milan - Blackbushe
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The aircraft entered the left-end circuit for runway 25 via the crosswind leg. Towards the end of the downwind leg, it overtook a microlight aircraft, before climbing slightly to pass ahead of and above that aircraft. As this climb began, at approximately 1,000 feet above aerodrome level (aal), a TCAS 'descend' Resolution Advisory (RA) was presented to the pilot of HZ-IBN, to resolve a confliction with the microlight. The TCAS RA changed to 'maintain vertical speed' and then 'adjust vertical speed', but these instructions may have been to resolve a second confliction with another aircraft which was above HZ-IBN, to the east of the aerodrome. Following this climb, HZ-IBN the descended at up to 3,000 feet per minute towards the threshold of Runway 25. The aircraft's TCAS annunciated 'clear of conflict' when HZ-IBN was 1,1 NM from the runway threshold, at 1,200 feet aal at a speed of 146 knots, with the landing gear down and flap 3 selected. The aircraft continued its approach with a rate of descent averaged approximately 3,000 feet, the TAWS generated six 'pull up' warnings on final approach and the aircraft crossed the threshold of Runway 25 at approximately 50 feet aal at 150 knots. Tyre marks made by the aircraft at touchdown indicated that it landed approximately 710 metres beyond the Runway 25 threshold. Runway 25 has a declared LDA of 1,059 metres , therefore the aircraft touched down approximately 349 metres before the end of the declared LDA, 438 metres before the end of the paved runway surface. The aircraft departed the paved runway surface at the end of Runway 25 approximately three metres to the left of the extended runway centreline. It then collided with a one meter high earth bank causing the lower section of the nose landing gear and the nose gear doors to detach. The aircraft became airborne again briefly, before colliding with several cars parked at an adjacent business and coming to rest approximately 70 metres beyond the earth bank. The aircraft's wing detached from the fuselage during the impact sequence and an intense fire developed shortly thereafter, consuming the majority of the aircraft. All four occupants were fatally injured.
Probable cause:
Please consult the attached preliminary report.
Final Report:
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