ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 33842
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Narrative:Cessna F150F G-AVMG had a short life, but a complex history! It was purchased new, by Northair Aviation Ltd, the UK Cessna dealers, based at Yeadon (Leeds/Bradford) Airport from Cessna in the USA. As such, it was UK registered as G-AVMG on 17/5/1967. For test flying in the USA, and the delivery flight to Brussels, Belgium, it carried the US Registration N17015
|Owner/operator:||Northair Aviation Ltd|
|C/n / msn:|| F-150-0068|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Brussel-Zaventem Airport, Brussels -
|Departure airport:||Brussels, Belgium (BRU/EBBR)|
Upon arrival at Brussels, Belgium, the intended UK registration G-AVMG was applied on 19/5/1967, along with UK-specific equipment (radar, radio and navigation aids) ready for the delivery flight from Brussels to Leeds/Bradford. However, whilst at Brussels, it was re-sold to a Belgian customer, and the Belgian registration OO-SIT was applied.
In the event, neither the UK registration G-AVMG nor the Belgian registration OO-SIT was ever taken up, as the aircraft was destroyed in a hangar fire at Brussels on 22/5/1967. As per a contemporary report in "Yorkshire Air News" (January 1968):
"In an attempt to solve once and for all the confused mystery of the Northair Cessna 150, burnt in the fire in Brussels: this aircraft, G-AVMG (c/no F0068) was ex-N17105. This explains, first, why it was in an "American Week" display and, also why it had an earlier construction number than its British-registered. contemporaries".
Registration G-AVMG cancelled by the CAA on 3/6/1967 as aircraft "destroyed". (Reports that the registration G-AVMG was re-allocated to a BEA/British Airways BAC 1-11 are incorrect, and a misreading of the registrations G-AVMH and G-AVMK). The registration OO-SIT was re-used on another Cessna F150G (c/no 150-0218) which was written off on 26/8/1974.
3. Yorkshire Air News January 1968: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/32778518/1967%2012.pdf
||Dr. John Smith
||Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]|
||Dr. John Smith
||Updated [Registration, Narrative]|
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