Accident Nieuport 28 SE-BMA, Sunday 17 September 2023
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Date:Sunday 17 September 2023
Type:Silhouette image of generic NI28 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Nieuport 28
Owner/operator:Collings Foundation Inc
Registration: SE-BMA
MSN: 512
Year of manufacture:1918
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Collings Foundation Airfield, Hudson, MA -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Collings Foundation Airfield, MA
Destination airport:Collings Foundation Airfield, MA
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
On September 17, 2023, about 1120 eastern daylight time, a Liore et Oliver, Nieuport 28, Swedish registration SE-BMA, was substantially damaged when it was involved in accident near Hudson, Massachusetts. The pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

According to the pilot, he was flying the airplane in the airport traffic pattern when on the downwind leg for the runway, the engine lost power briefly. He was going to set up for an off-airport landing when the engine started up again and he was able to turn base leg. He then quickly turned onto final approach when the engine lost power again. The airplane landed hard on the runway and the main landing gear fractured, resulting in a nose-over. The airplane’s wings, engine mounts, and braces were substantially.

The wreckage was retained for further examination.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: ERA23LA373
Status: Preliminary report
Download report: Preliminary report


NTSB (photo)



Crash of the only flying Nieuport 17 this morning
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Revision history:

17-Sep-2023 19:55 Captain Adam Added
17-Sep-2023 20:12 Captain Adam Updated
18-Sep-2023 06:15 Captain Adam Updated
18-Sep-2023 14:08 RobertMB Updated

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