Accident Yakovlev Yak-52 G-BWSW, Friday 25 September 1998
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Date:Friday 25 September 1998
Type:Silhouette image of generic YK52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Yakovlev Yak-52
Owner/operator:Doughton Aviation Services
Registration: G-BWSW
MSN: 866807
Year of manufacture:1986
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Dunkeswell Airfield, 6 miles North of Honiton, Devon -   United Kingdom
Phase: Taxi
Departure airport:Dunkeswell, Honton, Devon (EGTU)
Destination airport:Dunkeswell, Honiton, Devon (EGTU)
Investigating agency: AAIB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Written off (damaged beyond repair) whilst taxying at Dunkeswell Airfield, 6 miles North of Honiton, Devon, 25-9-1998. No injuries sustained by the pilot (the sole person on board). According to the following excerpt from the official AAIB report into the incident:

"The engine was started with the intention of taxiing the aircraft to the other side of the airfield. As the engine started, the aircraft moved forward and to the left, then taxyed through a wire fence into a wooded area on the airfield boundary, at high speed, at Dunkeswell Airfield, Devon."

Damage sustained to airframe: Per the AAIB report "Substantial damage to propeller, wings and fuselage sustained". As a result, the registration G-BWSW was cancelled by the CAA 26 February 1999 as "destroyed"

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIB
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


1. AAIB:
2. CAA:
3. G-BWSW in damaged state at Little Gransden 21 May 1999:

Revision history:

17-Mar-2011 07:16 TB Added
17-Mar-2011 10:17 TB Updated [Source]
18-Mar-2011 05:43 TB Updated [Source]
24-Nov-2012 15:21 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
24-Nov-2012 15:22 Dr. John Smith Updated [Phase, Narrative]
08-Feb-2013 08:24 TB Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Location, Source, Narrative]
26-Mar-2015 17:36 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
26-Mar-2015 17:37 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
28-Jun-2016 18:45 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
12-Jan-2017 19:21 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]
27-Oct-2018 18:27 liamdaniel98 Updated [Narrative]

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