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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 17894
Last updated: 23 March 2020
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Time:15:35 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic AA1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
American Aviation AA-1 Yankee
Owner/operator:Air Navigation and Trading Co Ltd Flying Club
Registration: G-AYHB
C/n / msn: AA1-0397
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Preesall, near Blackpool, Lancashire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Blackpool, Lancashire (BLK/EGNH)
Destination airport:Blackpool, Lancashire (BLK/EGNH)
Written off (destroyed) 1/1/1971 when failed to pull out of a spin, and dived into the ground at Preesall, near Blackpool, Lancashire. According to the following extract from the official AAIB report into the accident:

"The accident occurred during a local instructional flight from Blackpool airport. About twenty minutes after take-off the aircraft was seen flying some ten miles north of Blackpool at about 3,000 feet; its engine was running normally.

Shortly after turning on to a southerly heading the aircraft went into a right hand spin. After some six turns of the spin there was an apparent attempt to recover but it was unsuccessful and the aircraft began to spin again in the same direction. Three or more turns were observed before the aircraft went out of sight. It was found to have struck the ground in a nose-down attitude, in a manner consistent with having been spinning to the right. Both the occupants were killed and the aircraft was destroyed but there was no fire".

Registration G-AYHB cancelled by the CAA on 1/1/1971 as "destroyed"



Revision history:

17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
22-May-2008 07:10 JINX Updated
29-Aug-2012 14:01 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
03-Aug-2015 22:54 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
18-Oct-2015 18:54 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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