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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 140540
Last updated: 11 April 2020
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Date:04-SEP-1978
Time:11:35
Type:Silhouette image of generic PUP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beagle B.121 Pup Series 2
Owner/operator:The Hong Kong Flying Club
Registration: VR-HGZ
C/n / msn: B121/083
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lead Mine Pass -   Hong Kong
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Hong Kong-Kai Tak International Airport (HKG)
Destination airport:Hong Kong-Kai Tak International Airport (HKG)
Narrative:
The aircraft, with two persons on board, took off from Hong Kong airport to proceed to a nearby military aerodrome for landing practice. On the return flight, whilst cruising at an altitude of 1500 feet, the engine suddenly lost power and the aircraft started to descend. Attempts to restore engine power were unsuccessful, and the aircraft eventually crashed in hilly terrain at an elevation of 1250 ft above mean sea level. One occupant suffered leg burns whilst the other had minor facial injuries. The aircraft was destroyed by impact and fire.
Cause:
The accident resulted from a loss of engine power whilst the aircraft was flying over hilly ground which was unsuitable for a forced landing. No reason for the loss of power has been determined.

Sources:

http://ebook.lib.hku.hk/HKG/B35832514.pdf


Revision history:

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25-Dec-2011 13:00 harro Added

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