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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 146851
Last updated: 29 July 2020
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Date:12-OCT-1961
Time:morning
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada Beaver AL1
Owner/operator:British Army Air Corps (AAC)
Registration: XP812
C/n / msn: 1468
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Minden AB -   Germany
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Minden AB
Destination airport:Middle Wallop
Narrative:
Engine failed shortly after take off due to fuel starvation. Pilot made a forced landing in a field (Cat.5), slightly injuring the occupants including Commander-in-Chief of the British Army of the Rhine (BAOR) General Sir James Cassels (54). Became instructional airframe. Sold as G-BMGE in 1985.

Sources:

Passauer Neue Presse 13.10.1961, p2
http://www.dhc-2.com/cn1468.html
http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1961.htm


Revision history:

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