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G-LUSH accident?

Old 18th Apr 2017, 06:45
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G-LUSH accident?

There is a report on the Blackbushe web site that G-LUSH force landed in Yateley after departing Blackbushe on Monday 17th April.
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Old 18th Apr 2017, 07:01
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Right behind a pub!

Pilot OK.
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Old 18th Apr 2017, 07:03
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Minley. Just behind the Crown and Cushion.

A bit of shabby un-proof-read reporting here.

One way of getting to the pub, I suppose...

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Old 18th Apr 2017, 15:08
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Looks a bit bent, but a forced landing you walk away from has to be a decent one.
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Old 18th Apr 2017, 19:34
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"Damaged beyond economic repair" ....

Piper PA-28-151 Cherokee Warrior, G-LUSH
AAIB Bulletin No: 9/2003 Ref: EW/G2003/07/13 Category: 1.3
Aircraft Type and
Registration:
Piper PA-28-151 Cherokee
Warrior, G-LUSH
No & Type of Engines: 1 Lycoming O-320-E3D piston
engine
Year of Manufacture: 1975
Date & Time (UTC): 14 July 2003 at 1320 hrs
Location: Meppershall Airfield,
Bedfordshire
Type of Flight: Private
Persons on Board: Crew - 1 Passengers - None
Injuries: Crew - None Passengers - N/A
Nature of Damage: Aircraft damaged beyond
economic repair

Commander's Licence: Private Pilot's Licence
Commander's Age: 59 years
Commander's Flying
Experience:
170 hours (of which 33 were
on type)
Last 90 days - 6 hours
Last 28 days - 3 hours
Information Source: Aircraft Accident Report Form
submitted by the pilot
The pilot was flying into Meppershall Airfield for the first time and made an approach to grass Runway 02 (630 metres long) with an estimated surface wind of 110/10 kt. The airfield has no air ground radio or signal square. On short finals he realised that Runway 02 has a downslope and, having crossed the threshold slightly high at 55 kt with full flap selected, he floated down the strip, drifting slightly to the right. On touchdown he applied full brakes, the aircraft started to yaw to the right and even though he applied left rudder he was unable to correct the yaw in time to prevent the right wing hitting the side of a brick hanger. This spun the aircraft to the right causing the nose to hit a wooden shed before it came to rest. The pilot believed that, with the outside air temperature between 28 and 30C, he may have caught a
thermal as he crossed the threshold. He also reported that had he been aware of the runway slope, he would have landed on the reciprocal runway


... if not that time, certainly this.

Glad to hear he/they got out
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Old 18th Apr 2017, 19:40
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... and I remember that pub - a favourite coke and packet of crisps in the car haunt back in the late sixties while dad went inside for something more adult on the way back from Blackbushe (which had been re-opened by AVMB).

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Old 30th Apr 2017, 21:29
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You really would think people would find more intelligernt places to hang bricks than right next to a runway.

How dim do they get?
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