ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 25006
Last updated: 26 November 2014
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Date:20-AUG-1980
Time:16:30 local
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA31 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-31-350 Chieftain
Owner/operator:Group Lotus Car Companies
Registration: G-LCCO
C/n / msn: 31-7812082
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Earl Stoneham, Suffolk -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Stapleford, Essex (EGSG)
Destination airport:Hethel, Norfolk
Narrative:
Written off (damaged beyond repair) when crashed at Earl Stoneham, Suffolk on 20/8/1980. Per the official AAIB report into the crash, G-LCCO dived towards the ground at high speed, and was seen to break up in the air at 2,500 feet. The pilot, who was the sole person on board, was killed; the aircraft was returning to its base at Hethel, Norfolk, from Stapleford, Essex, where it been undergoing an overhaul

Registration G-LCCO belatedly cancelled by the CAA as "destroyed" 5/12/1983

Sources:
http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-LCCO.pdf
http://www.baaa-acro.com/Photos-70/G-LCCO.jpg
http://www.baaa-acro.com/archives/1980-JUL-DEC.htm
http://www.aaib.gov.uk/cms_resources.cfm?file=/7-1981%20G-LCCO.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
22-Dec-2012 18:26 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
19-May-2013 12:54 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
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