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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 18636
Last updated: 30 May 2019
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Date:16-APR-1966
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna F172E Skyhawk (Reims)
Owner/operator:Sheff Air Ltd
Registration: G-ASOJ
C/n / msn: F172-0046
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Aldridge, near Wallsall, Staffordshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Birmingham Airport (BHX)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Fatal crash into trees at Aldridge, near Walsall, Staffordshire on 16/4/66. Per a contemporary report in "Flight international" magazine 16 February 1967:

"Carburettor Icing Fatality? A Board of Trade report* on the accident to Cessna 172 G-ASOJ near Walsall, Staffs, on April 16, 1966, concludes: "The aircraft collided with trees as a result of an error of judgment whilst attempting a forced landing following loss of engine power. The loss of engine power was most probably due to carburettor icing."

Registration G-ASOJ cancelled by the CAA 18/4/66 as aircraft "destroyed"

Sources:

http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-ASOJ.pdf
https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1967/1967
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aldridge


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
20-Nov-2010 03:58 VHKDK Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Damage, Narrative]
25-Sep-2011 06:05 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Location, Source, Narrative]
11-Aug-2012 11:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Aug-2012 11:23 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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