Wirestrike Accident Pegasus Quantum 15 G-MZBB,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 179594
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Date:Saturday 21 July 2012
Type:Pegasus Quantum 15
Registration: G-MZBB
MSN: 7139
Year of manufacture:1996
Engine model:Rotax 582-40
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Pilgrims Field, Lathones, Fife, Scotland -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Kingsmuir Airfield, Forfar, Angus (EG59)
Destination airport:Fife Airport, Goatmilk, Glenrothes, Fife (EGPJ)
Investigating agency: AAIB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Written off (damaged beyond repair) 21/7/2012 when flew into overhead power cables whilst executing a forced landing at Pilgrims Field, Lathones, Fife, Scotland. According to the following extract from the official AAIB report into the accident:

"The pilot reported that the aircraft was five miles into a 20 mile flight from a farm strip at Kingsmuir to Fife Airport when at a height of approximately 1,200 feet the engine suddenly stopped. He positioned the aircraft for an into wind field landing, but at a height of approximately 25 feet he encountered a down draft and at the same time noticed a row of electrical cables ahead of the aircraft. The aircraft struck the electrical cables, causing them to break.

The forward flying wires between the basebar and the nose plate of the wing also broke and the aircraft descended rapidly to the ground where it rolled onto its left side.

While the pilot and passenger were uninjured, the pod, wing and monopole were all damaged in the accident. The reason for the engine stoppage is not known at this time".

Damage sustained to airframe: Forward flying wires severed and pod, wing and monopole damaged. As the aircraft was "damaged beyond economic repair", the registration G-MZBB was cancelled by the CAA on 29/1/2013 as aircraft "destroyed"

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIB
Report number: EW/G2012/07/15
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


1. AAIB: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5422eef440f0b61346000263/Pegasus_Quantum_15_G-MZBB_11-12.pdf
2. CAA: https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/modalapplication.aspx?catid=1&pagetype=65&appid=1&mode=reg&fullregmark=MZBB
3. http://www.bmaa.org/files/accident_report_summary_04-2012_web.pdf
4. https://www.flickr.com/photos/cessna152towser/4440828357

Revision history:

16-Sep-2015 01:45 Dr. John Smith Added
04-Jan-2017 17:07 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]

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