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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 205070
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Date:24-JAN-1938
Time:day
Type:Percival P.10 Vega Gull
Owner/operator:Mrs Beryl Lesley Urquhart
Registration: G-AEKE
C/n / msn: K.29
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Gatwick Airport, Lowfield Heath, Horley, Surrey -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Gatwick Aerdrome, Lowfield Heath, Surrey
Destination airport:
Narrative:
First registered [C of R 7061] on 3.7.36 as G-AEKE to Sir Giles Connop McEachern Guthrie Bartt OBE DSC JP, Gravesend Airport, Gravesend, Kent. C of A 5570 issued July 1936. Two early production Vega Gulls were entered into the Schlesinger Race from England to Johannesburg, South Africa. C.W.A. Scott and Giles Guthrie flying Vega Gull G-AEKE was the winner by deault, being the only one to finish, landing at Rand Airport on 1 October 1936

Flown back to the UK, and then sold on and re-registered [C of R 7412] on 23.10.36 to Mrs. Beryl Lesley Urquhart, Limpsfield, Surrey (aircraft based at Gatwick Airport, Lowfield Heath, Horley, Surrey).

Written off 24.1.38 when crashed on take off from Gatwick Airport, Lowfield Heath, Horley, Surrey. Registration G-AEKE cancelled by the Air Ministry 2.3.38 due to "destruction or permanent withdrawl from use of aircraft". Mrs Beryl Urqhart purchased De Havilland DH.85 Leopard Moth G-ACOO on 7.3.38 as a replacement

Sources:

1. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/15-aeroplanes/79-register-gb-g-ae
2. https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-AEKE.pdf
3. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A9.html
4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Schlesinger_African_Air_Race
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giles_Guthrie#Flying_career

Percival P.10 Vega Gull G-AEKE in "Flight" Magazine 8.10.36: Vega gull 2

Revision history:

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25-Jan-2018 23:11 Dr. John Smith Added

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