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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 234573
Last updated: 30 March 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PA22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-22 Tri-Pacer 150 Caribbean
Owner/operator:Ingrams Hearing Aids Ltd
Registration: G-ARBT
C/n / msn: 22-3870
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Fairoaks Airport, Chobham, Woking, Surrey -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Fairoaks Airport, Chobham, Woking, Surrey (EGTF)
Destination airport:Fairoaks Airport, Chobham, Woking, Surrey (EGTF)
Piper PA-22-150 Tri-Pacer Caribbean: Initially US registered as N4559A on 17/9/56 to Stanley Glassman, Oklahoma, USA. US registration cancelled 5/7/60 as "exported to United Kingdom". First registered in the UK 9/9/60 as G-ARBT. Registration finally cancelled 5/12/79 - although the demise of this aircraft was somewhat complex,and apparently happened more than once! History of G-ARBT 1960-1979 was as follows

9/09/60: First UK registered (C of R R6918/1) as G-ARBT to Grantchester Garage, Grantchester, Cambridge
15/9/60: Registration cancelled/lapsed upon sale
29/9/60: Sold on and re-registered (C of R R6918/2) to Rent-A-Plane Ltd., Kidlington Aerodrome, Oxfordshire. However, the owners registered address was in London EC.2, and one source (see link #5) states that the aircraft was based at Southend Airport, Southend-on-Sea, Essex
23/1/62: Owners address changed to Southampton Airport, Southampton, Hampshire
7/07/62: Registration cancelled/lapsed upon sale
16/7/62: Sold on and re-registered (C of R R6918/3) to Ingrams Hearing Aids Ltd., London W.1
20/10/62: Written off (damaged beyond repair) in a landing accident at Fairoaks Airport, Chobham, Woking, Surrey
9/06/64: Registration G-ARBT cancelled with effect from 20/10/62, albeit retrospectively as "notified 9/6/64 as P.W.F.U." ("Permanently Withdrawn From Use")
28/7/67: Registration G-ARBT restored (C of R R6918/4) to Edward Henry Gould, Bournemouth, Hampshire. Presumably the registration was restored with a view to repair/rebuilding G-ARBT. Not clear if this ever happened, as the fuselage of G-ARBT was consumed in the rebuild of another Piper PA-22 Tri-Pacer (G-APXP) which had been damaged in an accident in 1972.
5/12/79: Registration G-ARBT cancelled for the second (and presumably final) time as "P.W.F.U."


1. FAA:
2. CAA:
3. G-ARBT at Oxford (Kidlington) (OXF/EGTK) 14/8/60 (shortly after delivery):
4. G-ARBT at Biggin Hill (BQH / EGKB) 15/9/62:

Revision history:

30-Mar-2020 21:11 Dr. John Smith Added

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