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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 180506
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Date:06-JAN-1972
Time:12:07
Type:Silhouette image of generic JUNR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bölkow BO 208 C Junior
Owner/operator:Alan Boyle (Art Dealers) Ltd
Registration: G-ATVB
C/n / msn: 614
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Near Hambledon, 3 miles S of Godalming, Surrey -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Shoreham Airport, West Sussex (EGKA)
Destination airport:Luton Airport, Bedfordshire (LTN/EGGW)
Narrative:
Written off (destroyed) 6/1/1972 when crashed near Hambledon, 3 miles south of Godalming, Surrey, killing the pilot (the sole person on board). According to the following extract from the official AAIB report into the accident:

"During a private cross country flight under Visual Flight Rules (VFR) the pilot descended to continue the flight below the cloud base.

While the aircraft was flying 20-30 feet above the ground, in hilly country, and in conditions of poor visibility and lowering cloud, that the engine noise died away abruptly. Some 20 seconds later the aircraft collided with a tree. The accident was non-survivable, and pilot was killed.

The AAIB report concludes that the pilot's attempts to continue with the flight below cloud was as a result of his inexperience".

The AAIB report named the pilot fatality as Mr. Fredrick Edward Wright. The registration G-ATVB was cancelled by the CAA on 7/4/1972 as aircraft "destroyed"

Sources:

1. AAIB: https://assets.digital.cabinet-office.gov.uk/media/5422f56b40f0b61342000501/2-1973_G-ATVB.pdf
2. CAA: https://www.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-ATVB.pdf


Revision history:

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18-Oct-2015 22:57 Dr.John Smith Added

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