Accident Solar Wings Pegasus Quantum 15 G-MYMX,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 189290
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Date:Monday 15 August 2016
Time:11:00 LT
Type:Solar Wings Pegasus Quantum 15
Registration: G-MYMX
MSN: 6705
Year of manufacture:1993
Engine model:Rotax 582-40
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:near Insch Airfield, Garioch, Aberdeenshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Insch Airfield, Garioch, Aberdeenshire
Destination airport:Insch Airfield, Garioch, Aberdeenshire
Investigating agency: AAIB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The weight-shift-control (WSC) microlight trike crashed near the Grampian Microlight and Flying Club landing strip at Insch, Garioch, Aberdeenshire. The pilot was seriously injured. According to the following excerpt from the official AAIB report into the accident:

"Shortly after takeoff, at approximately 250 feet agl, the pilot experienced a total loss of engine power. The terrain ahead of the aircraft was unsuitable for a landing so the pilot initiated a left turn to land in an adjacent field. During the turn the wing stalled and the aircraft began to side-slip. The pilot was unable to correct this before the aircraft struck the ground. The pilot attributed the side-slip to a combination of low airspeed, the steepness of the turn and a tailwind component. The cause of the engine power loss has not been identified."

Nature of Damage sustained to airframe: Per the AAIB report "Significant airframe damage". The damage was presumably significant enough to render the airframe as "damaged beyond economic repair", as the registration G-MYMX was cancelled by the CAA on 04-04-2017 as "Destroyed"

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIB
Report number: EW/G2016/08/08
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


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Revision history:

15-Aug-2016 12:20 gerard57 Added
15-Aug-2016 12:46 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
15-Aug-2016 12:48 Aerossurance Updated [Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
15-Aug-2016 12:57 Aerossurance Updated [Source]
15-Aug-2016 12:58 Aerossurance Updated [Embed code]
15-Aug-2016 15:38 Geno Updated [Phase, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]
15-Aug-2016 15:59 Aerossurance Updated [Embed code]
18-Apr-2017 19:37 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]

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