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Last updated: 30 November 2021
Date:Saturday 13 April 2002
Type:Silhouette image of generic NOMA model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
GAF Nomad N.24A
Operator:Nomad Fleet Vamdrup
Registration: OY-JRW
MSN: 117
First flight: 1981
Engines: 2 Allison 250-B17B
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 13
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 15
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Weston-on-the-Green RAF Station (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Weston-on-the-Green RAF Station, United Kingdom
Destination airport:Weston-on-the-Green RAF Station, United Kingdom
A series of parachute flights had been planned from Weston-on-the-Green. The first flight was uneventful. Thirteen parachutists boarded for the second flight and the aircraft was cleared to take off from the dry surface of grass runway 01 (take off run available 3,194 feet). At approximately 80 to 83 kt (scheduled rotation speed 71 kt) the pilot pulled back on the control column. The aircraft felt nose heavy and the nose did not rise. He decided to abort the take off, commenced braking and set the condition levers to the full reverse position. As the aircraft decelerated he turned it to the right in order to avoid trees and bushes ahead. The aircraft struck a small earth mound, whilst still travelling at about 15-20 kt, and came to an abrupt halt.

Probable Cause:

The AAIB did not conduct a full investigation into the accident. In their analysis of the accident it was considered "that for the second takeoff of the day the aircraft CG was significantly forward of the forward CG limit."

Centre of Gravity outside limits
Rejected takeoff
Runway excursion

» AAIB Bulletin 10/2002
» Scramble 276


photo of GAF-Nomad-N-24A-ZK-ECM
accident date: 13-04-2002
type: GAF Nomad N.24A
registration: ZK-ECM


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