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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 166459
Last updated: 2 April 2021
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Date:06-JUL-1972
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA23 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-23-150 Apache
Owner/operator:Shackleton Aviation Ltd
Registration: G-APCL
C/n / msn: 23-1159
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Shoreham Airport, Shoreham, West Sussex -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Biggin Hill Airport, Biggin Hill, Bromley, Kent (BQH/EGKB)
Destination airport:Shoreham Airport, Shoreham, West Sussex (EGKA)
Narrative:
First registered as G-APCL 27.8.57 to the Right Honorable Edward John, Earl of Derby, and based at Speke, Liverpool. Sold on and re-registered nine times (became EI-ANI for a year, 6.12.1963 to 15.12.64). Registered 13.1.72 to Shackleton Aviation Ltd, London (but based at Biggin Hill). C of A expired and registration lapsed 19.5.72, when sold on, but CAA never notified of any change of owner.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 6.7.72 when crashed at Shoreham, West Sussex whilst making an asymmetric landing. Registration G-APCL cancelled 12.7.72 as "P.W.F.U." (Permanently Withdrawn From Use"); probably retrospectively, as the CAA documentation notes "notification received 31.8.72"

Sources:

1. http://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-APCL-1.pdf
2. http://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-APCL-2.pdf
3. http://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-APCL-3.pdf
4. https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1382205/
5. https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/registration/G-APCL
6. https://www.airteamimages.com/piper-pa-23_G-APCL_-private_106392.html
7. https://www.airhistory.net/photo/95771/G-APCL
8. http://sussexhistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=15793.0
9. https://www.airliners.net/photo/The-Earl-of-Derby/Piper-PA-23-150-Apache/1613043/L
10. https://www.flickr.com/photos/ayronautica/28627080207

Media:


Images:

Photo of G-APCL courtesy AirHistory.net


Biggin Hill (EGKB / BQH)
1959; (c) Jerry Hughes

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-May-2014 18:01 Dr. John Smith Added
30-Jul-2015 00:30 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code]
07-Mar-2020 17:55 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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