Accident Yakovlev Yak-52 G-YAMS, Monday 27 December 2004
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Date:Monday 27 December 2004
Type:Silhouette image of generic YK52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Yakovlev Yak-52
Owner/operator:Norman Gooderham
Registration: G-YAMS
MSN: 844306
Year of manufacture:1984
Engine model:Ivchenko Vedeneyev M-14P
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Hill Crest Farm, Lark Hill Road, Canewdon, Rochford, Essex -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Southend, Essex (SEN/EGMC)
Destination airport:North Weald, Essex (EGSX)
Investigating agency: AAIB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Written off (damaged beyond repair) 27-12-2005 when wrecked in a forced landing at Hill Crest Farm, Lark Hill Road, Canewdon, Rochford, Essex.No injuries reported to the pilot (the sole person on board). According to the following excerpt from the official AAIB report into the accident:

"Whilst in the cruise, the engine began to run roughly. As a result, the pilot was unable to maintain altitude and decided to carry out a forced landing in a field. The selected field, however, was un-suitable due to power lines along the field edge being seen late on the approach, so the pilot elected to land in an area of paddocks. The landing attitude was flat and the left wing struck a fence post, which rotated the aircraft to the left, before it came to a halt against the fence. There was no fire. The pilot sustained serious injuries and was assisted from the aircraft by the land owner. Later examination of the engine revealed that the core of the No 5 cylinder rear spark plug had ‘blown out’, causing a loss of compression on that cylinder."

Nature of Damage to airframe: Per the AAIB report "Damage to wings, fuselage, landing gear and propeller". As a result, the registration G-YAMS was cancelled by the CAA on 06-09-2005 as "Permanently withdrawn from use"

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIB
Report number: EW/G2004/12/10
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


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Revision history:

22-Apr-2016 12:30 ASN Added
07-Aug-2016 22:54 Dr.John Smith Updated [Date, Time, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Plane category]
08-Aug-2016 15:54 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Narrative]

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