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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 82729
Last updated: 29 April 2020
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Date:04-JUL-1966
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic UH12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hiller UH-12A
Owner/operator:Bristow Helicopters Ltd
Registration: G-APKX
C/n / msn: 337
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Fullerton, near Chilbolton, 4 miles North of Andover, Hampshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Middle Wallop, Hampshire (EGVP)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Ex-CF-HAP and N64C; first civil registered in the UK as G-APKX on 14.2.58 to Fison-Airwork Ltd, Bourn, Cambridgeshire. Re+registered 27.9.60 to Airwork (Helicopters) Ltd, Redhill, Surrey. Re-registered to Bristow Helicopters Ltd., Redhill, Surrey 19.7.61. Allocated to Middle Wallop, Hampshire for use on a contract to provide helicopter pilot training for The Army Air Corps

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 4.7.66 when crashed at Fullerton, Chilbolton, 4 miles north of Andover, Hampshire. According to a contemporary newspaper report ("Liverpool Echo" - Monday 04 July 1966)

"HELICOPTER CRASHES
A helicopter from the Army School of Aviation at Middle Wallop, Hampshire, crashed in the Fullerton (Hants.) area to-day. It was being flown by a student pilot, who was taken to Tidworth Hospital with a broken leg."

Registration G-APKX cancelled by the CAA on 10.8.66 as aircraft "destroyed".

The reported crash location of Fullerton is a village and civil parish in the Test Valley district of Hampshire, England. The village lies west to the River Test, just off the A3057 road. Its nearest town is Andover, which lies approximately 4.1 miles (6.7 km) north from the village although it lies closer to Stockbridge.

Sources:

1. http://www.hampshireairfields.co.uk/hancrash.html
2. https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-APKX-1.pdf
3. https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-APKX-2.pdf
4. https://www.pprune.org/rotorheads/287207-bristow-photos-111.html#post8230649
5. http://sussexhistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=15688.0
6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fullerton,_Hampshire

G-APKX in Panama in 1958 photo pamama1.jpg

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
20-Nov-2010 03:57 VHKDK Added
03-Jun-2012 06:28 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
05-Jun-2012 04:01 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
21-Feb-2014 08:22 TB Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Feb-2014 08:23 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Source]
24-May-2014 20:32 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
28-Aug-2014 20:34 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code]
22-Feb-2020 00:59 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]

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