ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 68399
Last updated: 1 August 2014
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Date:29-SEP-2009
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic BALL model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
LINDSTRAND LBL GT110
Owner/operator:BBC TV/Top Gear Productions
Registration: G-TOPG
C/n / msn: 1266
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:Eltisley, Cambridgeshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
Narrative:
This Hot Air Airship had been rigged up with a caravan replacing the basket for a Top Gear television programme stunt. Show presenter James May was guiding the airship for a landing on the cricket pitch at Eltisley when the craft was blown off course into a tree. The speed of impact was said to be under 5mph. James May was unharmed but the airship was substantially damaged.

Registration G-TOPG cancelled 10/5/2010 as "Permanently withdrawn from use"

Sources:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/6247486/Top-Gear-caravan-stunt-backfires.html
http://www.microlightforum.com/showthread.php?2535-James-May-wasn-t-P1-on-G-TOPG-Airship
http://forums.flyer.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=59726
http://www.caa.co.uk/application.aspx?catid=60&pagetype=65&appid=1&mode=reg&fullregmark=TOPG

http://www.lindstrand.co.uk/topgear.html

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Oct-2009 22:59 ACW367 Added
29-Nov-2009 20:59 217.146.110.143 Updated
15-Sep-2012 15:29 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Nature, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
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