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Last updated: 23 November 2020
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Date:19-MAR-1978
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna F172H Skyhawk (Reims)
Owner/operator:European Ferries Ltd
Registration: G-AVKF
C/n / msn: F172-0366
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Worthing, West Sussex -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Shoreham Airport, Shoreham, West Sussex (EGKA)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Cessna F172H Skyhawk (Reims) G-AVKF: First UK registered 21 April 1967. Sold on and re-registered to five successive owners between 1967 and 1976. Last owner was European Ferries Ltd from 12 October 1976.

Written off (destroyed) when crashed and destroyed by Fire near Worthing, West Sussex 19 March 1978 after a forced landing due to engine failure. From the photograph below (taken at Shoreham in 1978 - see link #6) it seems that the aircraft's fuselage was snapped in half) aft of the cockpit.

Registration G-AVKF belatedly cancelled 20 October 1981 as "PWFU" ("Permanently Withdrawn From Use").

Sources:

1. Air Britain: British Civil Aircraft Registers 1919 to 1999 (published 1999)
2. G-AVKF: History 1967-1976: https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-AVKF-1.pdf
3. G-AVKF: History 1976-1981: https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-AVKF-2.pdf
4. https://www.planelogger.com/Aircraft/Registration/G-AVKF/847844
5. G-AVKF at Staverton (EGBJ) 9/7/1972: https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1554924
6. G-AVKF: Wreckage at Shoreham in 1978: https://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/photo/000579560.html
7. https://www.na3t.org/air/photo/WB00024-31
8. G-AVKF at Plymouth 11th July 1970: https://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisengland/18523503055/in/photolist-2jixxe9-aC859R-9hcPPt-udRN7k


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
26-Sep-2011 03:31 Uli Elch Added
14-Jul-2012 15:45 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
16-Jul-2015 12:47 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
23-Nov-2020 20:31 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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