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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 66460
Last updated: 20 June 2019
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Date:30-MAY-1961
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic UH12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hiller UH-12A
Owner/operator:Richard Bradbury
Registration: G-ANOB
C/n / msn: 120
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Barton, 4 miles SW of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:Bourn, Cambridgeshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Ex-N8120H, HB-XAI, I-ELAM, F-BGGZ. As HB-XAI from 7/6/1949 to 4/8/1952, it was the first ever helicopter on the Swiss civil register. To G-ANOB on 4/5/1954 to Pest Control Ltd, Bourn, Cambridgeshire. Sold to Fison Airwork (same base) 25/11/1955. Sold to Richard Bradbury, Eastleigh, Hampshire 12.9.1960.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) when crashed whilst crop spraying at Barton, 4 miles south-west of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, on 30/5/1961. By 2/9/1962, photographed in the College of Aeronautics Hangar at Cranfield, in a damaged condition, wearing AIR ANGLIA titles on the pod.

Registration G-ANOB lapsed 23/6/1963, and was cancelled on 12/8/1964 as PWFU ("Permanently Withdrawn From Use"). The fact that the UK civil registration was not cancelled until over three years later stems from the fact that the CAA were not notified until 2/7/1964.

Sources:

1. http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-ANOB-2.pdf
2. http://www.swissheli.com/history/hb-xai.htm
3. https://www.pprune.org/rotorheads/419023-rotary-nostalgia-thread-47.html#post6781598
4. http://www.edendale.co.uk/GO/CFD.1.8.html
5. http://www.rotorspot.nl/historic/g-1.php
6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barton,_Cambridgeshire


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Jul-2009 22:34 VHKDK Added
25-Nov-2012 16:04 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
20-Mar-2014 23:58 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
21-Mar-2014 00:04 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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