Accident Jodel D.9 Bebe G-BHSI, Saturday 16 May 1987
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Date:Saturday 16 May 1987
Type:Silhouette image of generic d9 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Jodel D.9 Bebe
Owner/operator:Jonathan Aveston Rees
Registration: G-BHSI
MSN: PFA 942
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Lashenden (Headcorn) Airfield, 9.2 miles south of Maidstone, Kent -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Lashenden (Headcorn) Airfield (EGKH)
Destination airport:Lashenden (Headcorn) Airfield (EGKH)
Investigating agency: AAIB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Jodel D,9 Bebe G-BHSI: Written off (damaged beyond repair) 16 May 1987: according to the official AAIB report into the accident "the pilot reported that, on landing on runway 29" [at Lashenden (Headcorn) Airfield, 9.2 miles south of Maidstone, Kent] "the aircraft bounced, and on the subsequent touchdown, began a ground loop. Full power" (and, presumably full opposite rudder) "was applied in an attempt to restore control, but the aircraft yawed to the right, and flew into a hedge on the right hand side of the runway.". A ground loop was suspected as the cause of the accident.

The AAIB report confirms that G-BHSI was "damaged beyond economic repair"; as a result the registration was cancelled by the CAA on 10 August 1987 as aircraft "destroyed"

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


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Revision history:

24-Feb-2015 16:30 Dr. John Smith Added
10-Nov-2020 20:12 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Source, Narrative, Accident report]

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