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Old 11th Oct 2023, 10:07
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Accident Langham Airfield, Norfolk 10 Oct 23...

Reported serious injuries, three taken to hospital...

https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/346437

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Old 11th Oct 2023, 22:46
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AFAIK, there's only a single resident at Langham, a Tiger Moth, so presumably it was a visiting aircraft that came to grief.
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Hope it wasn't a Tiger Moth with three occupants!
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TB-20 N33NW. Flew in from Nottingham earlier and was departing. Pic I've seen seems to suggest no fire, hope the occupants including a youngster are recovering well.
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Where is the strip there? Can't see anything resembling a rwy there on Google?
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Langham is a privately-run airfield on part of the site of the former RAF Langham airfield.

I believe that there's a grass strip running NS just west of the old NS paved runway. There's also a single hangar with a windsock at the South end.
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The excellent Mothist Henry Labouchere owns or operates the strip. Think the aircraft ended up in the trees at the northern end, perhaps an abandoned take off...
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A bit more here:https://www.northnorfolknews.co.uk/n...went/?ref=exco
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Originally Posted by Saab Dastard

I believe that there's a grass strip running NS just west of the old NS paved runway. There's also a single hangar with a windsock at the South end.
That strip appears from Google Earth to be 489 metres (1632 ft) and if taking off to the North has trees at the boundary. What does a TB 20 require?
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Originally Posted by treadigraph
TB-20 N33NW. Flew in from Nottingham earlier and was departing.
Long-time Tollerton resident.
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Originally Posted by UV
That strip appears from Google Earth to be 489 metres (1632 ft) and if taking off to the North has trees at the boundary. What does a TB 20 require?
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I've visited this strip and also used to know the pilot of the accident aircraft. I used the grass N-S strip to land in some tricky weather as the hard runway which is E -W is best used for the departure IMO if you've not been there. The aircraft was taking off towards the East and there is at least 620m of decent hard runway to use before getting to the trees where the aircraft came to rest - there is a bit more if you keep going alongside the trees but I've collected more than a few hours and I can see the temptation to try to rotate before that tree line.
The pilot posted on FB that the aircraft had a failure of some sort but we will have to look at the AAIB report. As far as I am aware the family are recovering well, but this information is third hand. Goes down as a lucky escape no matter what caused it I'd say.
For reference I got off that runway 4 up in an Archer 2 on a very hot day a couple of years ago there with fuel just below tabs.

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