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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 172672
Last updated: 8 December 2019
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Date:03-JAN-1966
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic D11 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Jodel D.120
Owner/operator:Thomas Raymond Watson
Registration: G-ATGX
C/n / msn: 134
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Wombleton Airfield, Ryedale, North Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Crosby-on-Eden, Cumberland
Destination airport:Wombleton Airfield, North Yorkshire
Narrative:
The pilot made a low pass of Wombleton to assess the suitability for this landing, he then made a low turn at a height of roughly fifty feet when the aircraft lost height and struck the ground.

It was later reported that the turn the pilot made was above the level of his skill and experience. The pilot had been flying for just under three years at the time of the crash and held a Private Pilots Licence. He had a total of 106 hours flying at the time of the crash, 11 of which were on the Jodel type. The Jodel involved in the crash was delivered to him ten weeks before the crash, it is thought that all his hours on the type were on this aircraft.

Registration G-ATGX cancelled by the CAA on 03-01-1966 as "destroyed" (probably retrospectively as the CAA documents note "notified 14-11-1966".

Sources:

1. http://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-ATGX.pdf
2. http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/aircraft/planes/ryedale/atgx.html
3. http://www.flydw.org.uk/DWJ120.htm
4. http://historique.wassmer.free.fr/rev_1_en_cours/registre_jodel_wassmer_d120.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Jan-2015 02:43 Dr. John Smith Added
04-Jan-2015 02:50 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Narrative]
16-Dec-2016 20:24 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Narrative]
01-Apr-2017 14:09 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]

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