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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 18951
Last updated: 2 October 2020
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Date:01-MAY-1971
Time:14:17 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28R model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28R-200 Cherokee Arrow B
Owner/operator:Herr Wilhelm Gottfried Klohoker
Registration: D-EHBR
C/n / msn: 28R-35703
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Saron, near Ammanford, Carmarthenshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Lydd, Ashford, Kent (LYX/EGMD)
Destination airport:Shannon Airport, Eire (SNN/EINN)
Investigating agency: AIB
Narrative:
Piper PA-28R-200 Cherokee Arrow B D-EHBR was written off (destroyed) 1 May 1971 when crashed at Saron, near Ammanford, Carmarthenshire. Pilot Herr Wilhelm Gottfried Klohoker killed, along with three passengers (named in the AAIB Report as "Herr Anton Block, who occupied the co-pilots right hand seat, Herr Peters, and Herr Lewicki". None of the three passengers had any flying experience). Aircraft was flying Frankfurt, West Germany to Shannon, Eire, with a stop-over at Lydd, Ashford, Kent to refuel and clear customs. According to the following extract from the official AAIB report:

"Whilst at an en-route cruising altitude of about 6,000 feet during an international private flight, the aircraft was seen to make a shallow dive and a shallow climb before entering a steep dive from which it recovered very abruptly. After climbing steeply for a few seconds the left mainplane and tail assembly broke away. The aircraft crashed in a field and the four occupants were killed".

Owner Ulrich Hellmuth

Sources:

1. AAIB: https://assets.digital.cabinet-office.gov.uk/media/542300e9ed915d1371000aeb/14-1972_D-EHBR.pdf
2. Hamburger Abenblatt 3 May 1971
3. BFU 821.3-7/71
4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saron,_Carmarthenshire

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: AIB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
18-Oct-2015 20:36 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
22-Feb-2018 17:38 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Nov-2018 19:24 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Source, Narrative]
06-Dec-2018 18:12 TB Updated [Source]
02-Oct-2020 17:30 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Accident report]

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