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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 63004
Last updated: 6 July 2019
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Date:19-DEC-1959
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic UH12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hiller UH-12B
Owner/operator:Fison-Airwork Ltd
Registration: G-APUH
C/n / msn: 744
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sahara Desert, near Setar -   Tunisia
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Setar, Tunisia
Narrative:
Built at Palo Alto in 1955. Briefly on the Swiss civil register as HB-XAN for one one month only (June 1955) for the ferry flight to Zurich. and first registered in Germany 27.6.55 as D-HABA. Sold to UK, and re-registered as G-APUH 14.5.59 to Fison-Airwork Ltd, Bourn, Cambridgeshire. C of A issued 29.5.59, and soon afterwards, shipped out to Sub-Saharan Africa for a crop spraying contract

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 19.12.59 when crashed in the Sahara Desert near Setar, Tunisia. Registration G-APUH cancelled 26.1.60 as aircraft "destroyed"

Sources:

1. http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-APUH.pdf
2. http://www.swissheli.com/history/hb-xan-tmp.htm
3. http://www.helionline.net/templates/sites/aaa_alz.html

Hiller UH-12 G-APUH crop-spraying in Cambridgeshire in the summer of 1959 Hiller UH-12B

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-May-2009 12:58 XLerate Added
28-May-2014 23:39 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]

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