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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 45887
Last updated: 21 October 2017
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Time:12:37 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-23-250 Aztec E
Owner/operator:Frank Walker (reg. owner)
Registration: G-BBEY
C/n / msn: 27-7305160
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Near Thirkleby Hall, Thirkleby, near Thirsk, North Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Bagby, Airfield, Thirsk, North Yorkshire (EGNG)
Destination airport:Gamston, Nottinghamshire (EGNE)
Investigating agency: AAIB
On June 29, 2006, at 12:37 UTC (Universal Coordinated Time), a Piper PA-23-250, G-BBEY, was destroyed when it impacted terrain near Thirkleby Hall, Thirkley, near Thirsk, North Yorkshire. The pilot, who was the sole occupant, was fatally injured. According to the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB), the flight had departed Bagby, North Yorkshire and was destined for Gamston, Nottinghamshire:

"The aircraft had just undergone a period of maintenance and was on its first flight after it had been completed. On take off it became apparent that there was a problem with one or both engines and the pilot, having got airborne attempted to return to the airfield. The aircraft bounced on landing and the pilot attempted a go around with the aircraft still at low speed. He then banked the aircraft steeply to the left shortly after which it is believed he lost directional control of the aircraft before then stalling at a height too low to be able to recover, the aircraft crashed and caught fire".

Nature of Damage sustained to airframe: Per the AAIB report "Aircraft destroyed". As a result, the registration G-BBEY was cancelled by the CAA on 08-02-2007 as "Addressee Status: Deceased"


1. NTSB Identification: NYC06WA166 at
2. AAIB:
3. CAA:
9. Air Yorkshire August 2006 p.17:

Revision history:

28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
04-Nov-2012 09:39 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
06-Dec-2014 18:52 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
06-Dec-2014 18:54 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
25-Aug-2016 22:06 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
25-Aug-2016 22:08 Dr.John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Narrative]

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