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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 18875
Last updated: 2 November 2019
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Date:01-AUG-1981
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic H269 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hughes 269A
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: G-ASBD
C/n / msn: 52-0081
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Redmoor House Farm, Menthorpe, near Driffield, Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:North Driffield, East Yorkshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
First civil registered as G-ASBD 11.07.1962. Initially test flown in "Class B" markings as G-17-1. To military markings for evaluation as XS685 on 09.07.1963. Reverted to G-ASBD after completion of military trials 27.09.1963. Sold on seven times between 1963 and 1978.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 01.08.1981 when crashed at Redmoor House Farm, Menthorpe, near Driffield, East Yorkshire, killing both persons on board. According to the summary of the official AAIB report into the incident:

"SOON AFTER TAKEOFF THE ENGINE NOISE STOPPED. A/C DESCENDED OUT OF CONTROL.MAIN ROTOR THRUST BEARING FAILED THROUGH LACK OF LUBRICATION. THIS LED TO CONTROL LOSS.ANNUAL MAINT. CHECK 2 MONTHS OVERDUE.NO RECORD OF BEARING LUBRICATION SINCE 1976"

Registration G-ASDB cancelled by the CAA as aircraft "destroyed" 16.5.1983.

Sources:

1. http://www.ukserials.com/prodlists.php?type=595
2. http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-ASBD-2.pdf
3. https://www.pprune.org/rotorheads/419023-rotary-nostalgia-thread-100.html#post7824195
4. https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1442545/
5. http://www.griffin-helicopters.co.uk/accidentdetails.aspx?accidentkey=14409


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
28-Nov-2014 22:48 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]
24-Sep-2019 15:24 BEAVERSPOTTER Updated [Aircraft type]

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