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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 166619
Last updated: 15 September 2020
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Type:Aviomilano F-8L Falco Series 1
Owner/operator:Charles Henry Cosmeli
Registration: G-APUO
C/n / msn: 209
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Denham Airfield, Buckinghamshire (EGLD) -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Denham,Buckinghamshire (EGLD)
Destination airport:
Built Milan 1959; first (and only) registered as G-APUO (C of R R.6638/1) 19/6/59 to C.H. Cosmeli, Denham, Buckinghamshire

Written off 31/1/60 due to engine failure: During the take-off run there was a minor explosion in the vicinity of the engine and pieces of burning rag fell from the aircraft and shortly before the aircraft became airborne and again during the initial climb the engine cut out momentarily. At a height of about 200 feet, with the engine running roughly, the aircraft turned left through 180 degrees and the flight continued at low altitude.

Abeam the downwind boundary of the aerodrome engine noise ceased and the aircraft went into a descending turn to the left. Angle of bank increased as height was lost and the aircraft crashed 30 yards outside the aerodrome boundary.

Registration G-APUO cancelled 18/8/60 as "destroyed"


3. Survey of accidents to aircraft in the United Kingdom 1960 / CAA


Photo of G-APUO courtesy

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

Revision history:

29-May-2014 20:48 Dr. John Smith Added
27-May-2015 19:47 harro Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
14-Mar-2019 16:56 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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