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Last updated: 10 September 2020
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Date:18-JAN-1972
Time:overnight
Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna F.150J
Owner/operator:Grindale Parachuting Ltd
Registration: G-AWUV
C/n / msn: F150-0409
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Grindale Airfield, Bridlington, East Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Standing
Nature:Parachuting
Departure airport:Grindale Airfield, Bridlington, East Yorkshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Cessna F.150J G-AWUV, Grindale Parachuting Ltd. Written off (damaged beyond repair) when blown over in a gale while parked out on the airfield at Grindale, Bridlington, East Yorkshire. According to a contemporary report in "Yorkshire Air News" (February and March 1972 issues):

"At Grindale Cessna F.150 G-AWUV of The Grindale Sports and Parachute Centre., was blown over in a gale on 26.1.72 and it is to be removed to Leeds Bradford by road for repair by Y.L.A".

[Y.L.A. = Yorkshire Light Aircraft, the Cessna dealers for the North of England, based at Leeds/Bradford Airport]

"One aircraft which ls unlikely to see service again is Cessna 150 G-AWUV, which was blown over in a gale at Grindale on the 18th January" [1972]. "It is understood from 'the powers that be, that is is a complete write-off".

Although the C of A was cancelled upon expiry on 8th February 1975, the registration G-AWUV was only belatedly cancelled by the CAA on 26th January 1977 (a few days over five years later) as "PWFU" ("Permanently Withdrawn From Use"

Sources:

1. https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-AWUV.pdf
2. Yorkshire Air News February 1972: http://www.yorkshireairnews.co.uk/images/1972%2002.PDF
3. Yorkshire Air News March 1972; http://www.yorkshireairnews.co.uk/images/1972%2003.PDF
3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grindale
4. http://www.ukairfieldguide.net/airfields/Grindale


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Sep-2020 19:34 Dr. John Smith Added
10-Sep-2020 19:47 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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