Incident Morane-Saulnier MS.885 Super Rallye G-ASAO, 20 Jan 1967
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Morane-Saulnier MS.885 Super Rallye
Owner/operator:Advanced Flying Group
Registration: G-ASAO
MSN: 139
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:English Channel, 10 miles SW of Worthing, West Sussex -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Jersey Airport, Jersey, Channel Islands (JER.EGJJ)
Destination airport:Biggin Hill Airport, Biggin Hill, Bromley, Kent (BQH/EGKB)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Morane-Saulnier MS.885 Super Rallye: First registered (C of R R.7637/1) 21/6/62 as G-ASAO to the London Aero Club Ltd., Panshanger, Hertfordshire. Registration cancelled/lapsed 20/6/64 upon sale

Sold on and re-registered (C of R R.7637/2) 26/6/64 to Julian Sandys, London EC.4. Registration cancelled/lapsed 7/12/65 upon sale

Sold on and re-registered (C of R R.7637/3) 17/12/65 to Trustees of the Advanced Flying Group, London SW.19.

Written off (destroyed) 20/1/67 when crashed into the English Channel, 10 miles South West of Worthing, West Sussex. Aircraft was en route between Jersey and Biggin Hill. Both crew survived. A contemporary newspaper report gives further details ("Birmingham Daily Post" - Saturday 21 January 1967):

"Two escape as plane ditches in Channel
Two men in a light plane which crashed in the English Channel yesterday scrambled into a rubber dinghy and "hardly got wet". Reporting this in a radio message, Capt. Carl Hustad, master of the Thorensen car ferry, Viking 11, which picked up the men, said that they had been in the dinghy for about an hour before the rescue. They were flying from Jersey to Biggin Hill, Kent, and came down about ten miles off Worthing. Sussex."

Registration G-ASAO cancelled 1/3/67 as "destroyed"


1. Birmingham Daily Post - Saturday 21 January 1967

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05-Mar-2020 21:16 Dr. John Smith Added

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