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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 233760
Last updated: 21 September 2021
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Date:10-APR-1972
Time:night
Type:Silhouette image of generic SV4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Stampe SV.4B
Owner/operator:George W. Brothers & Timothy Evan Jones-Griffith
Registration: G-AXNH
MSN: 185
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:English Channel, about two miles off Hythe, Kent -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Le Touquet – Côte d'Opale Airport, Le Touquet, France (LFAT)
Destination airport:Lympne Airport, Lympne, Kent (LYM/EGMK)
Narrative:
Stampe SV.4B: First civil registered in the UK as G-AXNH (C of R R11151/1) on 29/8/69 to Michael Joseph Coburn and Clewin George Charles Hughes, Loughton Essex and London N13. Registration cancelled/lapsed upon sale 10/10/69.

Sold on and re-registered (C of R R11151/2) on 11/11/69 to Gordon Ramsey Ferriman, Mapperley, Nottinghamshire. Registration cancelled/lapsed upon sale 9/10/71

Sold on and re-registered (C of R R11152/3) on 22/11/71 to George William Brothers & Timothy Evan Jones-Griffith, Ware, Hertfordshire.

Written off (destroyed) 10/4/72 when ditched into the English Channel, about two miles off Hythe, Kent. A contemporary newspaper report gives further details ("Birmingham Daily Post" - Tuesday 11 April 1972)

"TWO RESCUED
Two people were rescued after a light aircraft crashed into the English Channel about two miles from Hythe, Kent, last night. They were picked up by a coaster and taken to Dover. The two-seater biplane was flying from Le Touquet to Ashford airport, Lympne."

Registration G-AXNH cancelled by the CAA on 21/3/73 as "P.W.F.U." (Permanently Withdrawn From Use")

Sources:

1. Birmingham Daily Post - Tuesday 11 April 1972
2. https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-AXNH.pdf
3. http://sussexhistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=15821.0


Revision history:

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09-Mar-2020 00:18 Dr. John Smith Added

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