Accident Mainair Sports Pegasus Quik 912 G-CCOW, Thursday 5 January 2017
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Date:Thursday 5 January 2017
Time:11:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic peqk model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Mainair Sports Pegasus Quik 912
Registration: G-CCOW
MSN: 8008
Year of manufacture:2004
Engine model:Rotax 912ULS
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Athey’s Moor (Longframlington) Airfield, Alnwick, Northumberland -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Athey’s Moor (Longframlington) Airfield, Northumberland
Destination airport:Athey’s Moor (Longframlington) Airfield, Northumberland
Investigating agency: AAIB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Substantially damaged 5 January 2017 due to a take-off accident from Athey’s Moor (Longframlington) Airfield, 6.3 nautical miles South West of Alnwick, just north of the village of Longframlington, Northumberland. The pilot - the sole person on board - was uninjured. According to the following extract from the official AAIB report into the accident:

"AAIB investigation to Pegasus Quik, G-CCOW 5 January 2017:
Departed runway and overturned while attempting to take off, Athey's Moor (Longframlington) Airfield, Northumberland, 5 January 2017.

The pilot was a member of a syndicate that previously operated a Pegasus Quantum aircraft, which he last flew in May 2016. After the syndicate replaced the Quantum with Pegasus Quik G-CCOW the aircraft’s designer provided familiarisation training. The pilot was not present for this training, although he was later briefed by the other syndicate members.

He had not flown for seven months, and had not received any dual instruction on the Pegasus Quik, before he flew G CCOW on two uneventful solo flights from Athey’s Moor.

One week later he prepared for his third flight; the grass runway at Athey’s Moor was wet but it was a fine day with 3 knots or less of wind and visibility was good. During takeoff the pilot lost directional control and the aircraft overturned when it departed the runway into an area with long grass. It is possible the pilot inadvertently applied the wheel brakes while trying to use the foot pedals to steer the aircraft.

At 40-45 knots on the takeoff run, the pilot realised the aircraft was drifting to the right and he was unable to prevent it departing the runway. His recollection of the accident is limited but he believes the right wing dropped as the aircraft veered into an area of long grass and it then overturned."

=Nature of Damage sustained to airframe=
Per the AAIB report "Substantial damage to wing, trike and propeller". The aircraft was repaired and returned to service, being sold on to its next owner (the sixth owner from new) on 6 February 2018

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIB
Report number: EW/G2017/01/01
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


1. AAIB:

History of this aircraft

This Mainair Sports Pegasus Quik 912 was built in 2004, and was first UK registered (from new) on 28 January 2004 as G-CCOW. Between January 2004 and August 2019, G-CCOW has passed through the hands of eight successive owners.

The aircraft was repaired and returned to service after the incident at Longframlington on 5 January 2017. As at 12 September 2023, G-CCOW had accumulated a total of 723 flying hours on the airframe

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

31 July 2016 G-CCOW Private 0 Athey's Moor Airfield, Longframlington, Morpeth, Northumberland sub


Revision history:

18-Apr-2017 19:59 Dr.John Smith Added
14-May-2024 15:42 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Narrative, Category]

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