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South Yorkshire

Crash of a Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain in Wentworth

Date & Time: Oct 26, 2010 at 0708 LT
Operator:
Registration:
G-FILL
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
31-7912069
YOM:
1979
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
7952
Captain / Total hours on type:
533.00
Circumstances:
The pilot was landing at a private strip at Wentworth. The runway was oriented 110/290° and had several level changes along its length which required all landings to be made in the 110° direction and all takeoffs in the 290° direction. Touchdown was required to take place on a level portion before the ground rose relatively steeply and levelled out again. The final part of the runway sloped gently down towards the end, which was bordered by a dry stone wall. The surface, from police photographs taken soon after the accident, showed it to be closely mown grass and firm, despite the indications of recent rain. The wind at the time was 220°/10 kt and the pilot reported that the approach was made directly into the setting sun, making it difficult to monitor the airspeed indicator. Touchdown was achieved on the first level portion of the runway and the brakes were applied very soon afterwards; however the pilot stated that there was no discernible braking action, despite applying firmer pressure on the brake pedals. Seeing that the stone wall at the end of the runway was approaching, he steered the aircraft to the right and towards a hedge, however he was unable to prevent the left wing striking the walland causing severe damage outboard of the engine. The pilot was uninjured and evacuated the aircraft normally. The police photographs indicate that the mainwheels were skidding on the wet grass almost throughout the landing roll of about 630 metres. Whilst the pilot acknowledged that his airspeed might have been somewhat high, he did not feel at the time of touchdown that his ground speed was unusual and he attributes the lack of braking action to the slippery runway surface.
Final Report:

Crash of a Short 360 in Sheffield, UK

Date & Time: Feb 4, 2001 at 1921 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
EI-BPD
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Dublin-Sheffield
MSN:
3656
YOM:
1984
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
25
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
4484
Captain / Total hours on type:
1392.00

Crash of a Vickers 619 Wellington X in Sheffield

Date & Time: Oct 22, 1952
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
MF627
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances near Sheffield. The aircraft was damaged beyond repair and all three crew members were injured.

Crash of a Vickers 619 Wellington X in RAF Lindholme

Date & Time: Dec 31, 1951
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PG416
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Lindholme - Lindholme
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
On final approach to RAF Lindholme, while completing a local training sortie, the aircraft hit the ground, lost its undercarriage and came to rest in a field located few hundred yards short of runway. There were no casualties.

Crash of a Vickers 619 Wellington X in RAF Finningley

Date & Time: Nov 27, 1951
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PF989
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Finningley - Finningley
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
While conducting a single engine approach, the pilot-in-command loss control of the aircraft that stalled and crashed in a field located one mile east of the airfield. The aircraft was damaged beyond repair while all occupants survived.

Crash of a Vickers 619 Wellington X in Sheffield: 3 killed

Date & Time: Jun 29, 1951
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
MF633
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Sheffield - Sheffield
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The crew was completing a local training sortie at Sheffield Airport, South Yorkshire. On final approach, the aircraft went of control, nosed down and crashed few miles short of runway. The aircraft was destroyed and all three crew members were killed.
Probable cause:
It was determined that during the final approach, the pilot-in-command was distracted by lights located in a coal mine. Investigations revealed that the pilot's attention was focused for a few seconds on these lights, a sufficient period of time to cause the loss of control of the aircraft.

Crash of a Vickers 619 Wellington X in RAF Finningley

Date & Time: Nov 10, 1949
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PF993
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Finningley - Finningley
Region:
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was completing a training sortie in RAF Finningley. While flying in the vicinity of the airbase, the aircraft collided with a flock of ducks. Both engines lost power and the pilot was forced to attempt an emergency landing. The aircraft crash landed near the airfield and came to rest. There were no casualties.
Probable cause:
Bird strike.

Crash of a Vickers 619 Wellington X in RAF Finningley

Date & Time: Mar 23, 1949
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PF943
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Finningley - Finningley
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was completing a training sortie in RAF Finningley. Upon landing, the aircraft swung on runway, went out of control and came to rest. All crew members escaped uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of an Avro 683 Lancaster I in RAF Lindholme

Date & Time: Nov 10, 1948
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PA451
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crashed on approach for unknown reason 5,5 miles from the airfield. There were no casualties.

Crash of an Airspeed AS.10 Oxford I in RAF Finningley

Date & Time: Oct 22, 1948
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
PH399
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Finningley - Finningley
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was involved in a local training sortie. On landing, the undercarriage collapsed and the aircraft came to rest on its belly. Both pilots, among them an instructor, were uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.