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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 202558
Last updated: 3 September 2019
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Date:05-JAN-1933
Time:day
Type:Robinson Redwing Mk II
Owner/operator:Eastern Counties Aeroplane Club Ltd
Registration: G-ABMU
C/n / msn: 6
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Ipswich Aerodrome, Ipswich, Suffolk -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Ipswich Aerodrome, Ipswich, Suffolk (EGSE)
Destination airport:Ipswich Aerodrome, Ipswich, Suffolk (EGSE)
Narrative:
Sixth of 12 Robinson Redwings built. The Mk.II, powered by the 80 hp Armstrong Siddleley Genet IIA engine was the main production version (10 of the 12 built were Mk.IIs). First registered (C of R 3221) 17.6.31 as G-ABMU to Robinson Aircraft Co ltd., Croydon Airport, Croydon, Surrey. C of A 3075 issued July 1931. Sold on and re-registered (C of R 3292) 7.7.31 to Eastern Counties Aeroplane Club Ltd., Ipswich, Suffolk.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 5.1.33 when crashed on landing at Ipswich, Suffolk. One of the principal problems encountered in club use was a tendency for the main undercarriage leg to break at the junction with the upper longeron. Spares became scarce, cannibalism broke out and the last club machine crashed in the autumn of 1935.

Registration G-ABMU cancelled by the Air Ministry 2.2.33 due to "destruction or permanent withdrawl from use of aircraft"

Sources:

1. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/aeroplanes/15-aeroplanes/76-register-gb-g-ab
2. https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-ABMU.pdf
3. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A3.html
4. http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C6576704


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Dec-2017 18:56 Dr. John Smith Added
05-Dec-2017 18:58 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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