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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 230877
Last updated: 7 September 2020
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Date:25-NOV-2019
Time:11:39 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP
Owner/operator:Steptoe And Son Properties Ltd
Registration: G-CBXJ
C/n / msn: 172S-8125
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sea, off Puffin Island, East of Anglesey, near Penmon -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Caernarfon Airport (EGCK)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The aircraft is confirmed as missing in the vicinity of Puffin Island, east of Anglesey near Penmon, Wales. The plane is carrying one pilot and no passengers.

Flight data from website flightradar24.com (see below) appears to show the Cessna light aircraft taking off from the Gwynedd airport before heading north east towards Llandudno. As it flies over Llandudno, it begins to turn back and heads towards Anglesey, before the radar loses track of the plane at around the time the alarm was raised.

UPDATE: The BBC confirmed that the wreckage of Cessna 172 Skyhawk G-CBXJ had been located by divers on Thursday, December 12, 2019, and that the body of the pilot - the sole person on board - was still inside the cockpit of the aircraft.

The body was recovered by the Police North West Underwater Search Team. Inspector Dave Corcoran said divers found it at about 14:00 GMT on Thursday, just off Puffin Island. The body of the pilot has been recovered, identified, and his next of kin have been notified. (See links #6 to #10 inclusive). However, it is not clear at this time if the wreckage of Cessna G-CBXJ will be recovered.

Sources:

1. https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-50546127
2. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/the-aaib-has-sent-a-team-to-north-wales--3
3. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7723523/Rescue-mission-launched-reports-plane-crash-Anglesey.html
4. https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/live-reports-plane-crash-anglesey-17313135
5. https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/9315172 (photo)
6. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-50764953
7. https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/anglesey-plane-crash-body-found-17410433
8. https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/uk-news/2019/12/12/body-found-in-hunt-for-pilot-after-light-plane-crashes-off-coast/
9. https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/body-missing-pilot-found-after-17410563
10. https://www.north-wales.police.uk/news-and-appeals/body-found-in-search-for-missing-pilot

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-50764953

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Nov-2019 15:18 Geno Added
25-Nov-2019 17:30 swat Updated [Aircraft type, Source]
25-Nov-2019 17:34 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Phase, Nature]
25-Nov-2019 17:53 andrew.nicholls@btop Updated [Registration, Operator, Source, Photo]
25-Nov-2019 17:54 harro Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Phase]
25-Nov-2019 17:55 harro Updated [Source, Photo]
25-Nov-2019 17:57 harro Updated [Departure airport]
25-Nov-2019 19:14 Aerossurance Updated [Location, Nature, Narrative]
25-Nov-2019 19:20 gerard57 Updated [Total occupants, Other fatalities, Narrative]
25-Nov-2019 20:23 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
25-Nov-2019 20:28 RobertMB Updated [Source, Embed code]
25-Nov-2019 20:31 RobertMB Updated [Operator]
01-Dec-2019 18:34 Scouse23 Updated [Source]
13-Dec-2019 20:06 Newforest Updated [Embed code]
17-Dec-2019 17:16 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
17-Dec-2019 17:27 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
17-Dec-2019 17:32 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code, Damage, Narrative]
17-Dec-2019 17:33 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
17-Dec-2019 17:39 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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