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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 138719
Last updated: 10 February 2020
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Date:31-MAR-1967
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna F172H Skyhawk (Reims)
Owner/operator:Stowfield Investments Ltd
Registration: G-AVDC
C/n / msn: F172-0382
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Manston, Kent -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Manston, Kent (EGMH)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Wrecked when crashed 31/3/1967 in slipstream of a DC-4 at Manston, Kent. Took off too soon after the DC-4, and was blown out of control by the DC-4's wake turbulence. Wreckage to Northair at Yeadon 22/5/1967 for spares recovery; moved to Doncaster 28/8/1968. (**See link #5, dated January 1968, which states "Also on the airfield are the remains of the following which are being used for spares: Cessna 172s G-ARFJ, G-ATMO, and G-AVDC")

Registration G-AVDC formally cancelled by the CAA 1/6/1967 as "PWFU" ("Permanently Withdrawn From Use")/ However, the surviving fuselage of G-AVDC was used in rebuild G-AVKG (C/no 0345) in 1986.

Sources:

1. Air Britain: British Civil Aircraft Registers 1919 to 1999 (published 1999)
2. http://www.yorkshireairnews.co.uk/images/1968%2010.PDF
3. http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-AVDC.pdf
4. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://coptercrazy.brinkster.net/search/f172show.asp?start=351&count=50]
5. Yorkshire Air News February 1968: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/32778518/1968%2002.pdf
6. Yorkshire Air News May 1967: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/32778518/1967%2005.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
26-Sep-2011 03:43 Uli Elch Added
14-Jul-2012 14:33 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
05-Aug-2015 21:02 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
02-Mar-2016 20:01 Dr.John Smith Updated [Narrative]
02-Mar-2016 20:03 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source]

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