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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 212287
Last updated: 23 April 2019
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Date:05-FEB-1928
Time:day
Type:Blackburn L.1C Bluebird IV
Owner/operator:Yorkshire Aeroplane Club
Registration: G-EBRG
C/n / msn: WO 9803/4
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sherburn-in-Elmet, North Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Sherburn-in-Elmet, North Yorkshire (EGCJ)
Destination airport:Sherburn-in-Elmet, North Yorkshire (EGCJ)
Narrative:
First registered (C of R 1381/C of A 1207) 11/5/1927 to the Yorkshire Aeroplane Club Ltd.,Bradford, West Yorkshire (aircraft based at Sherburn-in-Elmet, North Yorkshire). According to some sources (see link #5) G-EBRG was not actually delivered until September 1927 due to a) delays in construction (it was one of three - G-EBRF, G-EBRG and G-EBSV - ordered by the Yorkshire Aeroplane Club in May 1927) and b) delays in raising the finances to cover the purchase costs of all three airframes.

Written off (destroyed) 5/2/1928 when failed to recover from spin, Sherburn-in-Elmet, North Yorkshire. Pilot and sole occupant - Albert Critchley (aged 30) - was killed.

Registration G-EBRG cancelled by the Air Ministry 2/5/1928 due to "destruction or permanent withdrawl from use of aircraft"

Sources:

1. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1929.htm
2. http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C6576580
3. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-E3.html
4. https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-EBRG.pdf
5. Air Yorkshire magazine June 2002 page 29: http://s617306976.websitehome.co.uk/AYASMagazines/AY%20June%202002.pdf
6. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/aeroplanes/15-aeroplanes/82-register-gb-g-eb


Revision history:

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17-Jun-2018 00:09 Dr. John Smith Added

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