Accident Pegasus Quantum 15-912 G-BZMI,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 89209
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Date:Sunday 21 March 2010
Type:Pegasus Quantum 15-912
Registration: G-BZMI
MSN: 7716
Year of manufacture:2000
Engine model:Rotax 912
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Longacre Farm, Bedford Road, Sandy, Bedfordshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Longacre Farm, Bedford Road, Sandy, Bedfordshire
Destination airport:Longacre Farm, Bedford Road, Sandy, Bedfordshire
Investigating agency: AAIB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Written off (damaged beyond repair) 21-03-2010 when crashed at Longacre Farm, Bedford Road, Sandy, Bedfordshire. The two persons on board (pilot and one passenger) sustained serious injuries. According to the following summary from the official AAIB report into the accident:

"After rotation, the flex-wing microlight entered a constant gradual right turn, which could not be controlled by the pilot. Eventually the aircraft lost height, the right wing tip hit the ground and the aircraft came to rest in a field at Longacre Farm, Bedford Road, Sandy, Bedfordshire.

The investigation identified that the battens, received with the wreckage, had been adjusted significantly more than the manufacturer’s published limits permitted. It was believed that this unauthorised adjustment was the primary cause of the accident."

Aircraft written off (damaged beyond economic repair), and the registration G-BZMI was cancelled by the CAA on 25-05-2011.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIB
Report number: EW/C2010/03/03
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


1. AAIB:
2. CAA:
5. Pegasus Quantum G-BZMI at LongAcre Farm, Sandy 26-09-2009;

Revision history:

19-Jan-2011 14:01 harro Added
18-Oct-2012 11:09 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
17-Dec-2014 02:31 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
17-Nov-2016 22:55 Dr.John Smith Updated [Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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