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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 245242
Last updated: 29 November 2020
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Date:27-JAN-1968
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA23 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-23-150 Apache
Owner/operator:Bartella Ltd
Registration: G-ARHJ
C/n / msn: 23-369
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Hilfield Park Reservoir, Bushey, near Elstree Aerodrome, Hertfordshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Elstree Airport, Elstree, Hertfordshire (ETR/EGTR)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Piper PA-23-150 G-ARHJ: Written off (destroyed) 27 January 1968 when crashed into the Hilfield Park Reservoir, Bushey, near Elstree Aerodrome, Hertfordshire. Pilot killed.

The reported crash site of the Hilfield Park Reservoir is a 76.3 ha (189 acres) Local Nature Reserve (LNR) between Bushey and Elstree in Hertfordshire, at approximate co ordinates: 51.6491N 0.3276W. It is owned by Affinity Water and managed by the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust (HMWT). It is the oldest LNR in Hertfordshire, declared in 1969

Registration G-ARHJ cancelled by the CAA on 27 January 1968 (same day) as "destroyed"

Sources:

1. CAA: https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-ARHJ.pdf
2. https://bnb.data.bl.uk/doc/resource/010945139
3. G-ARHJ at Elstree (EGTR) 15/5/1965: https://www.airhistory.net/photo/50509/G-ARHJ
4. G-ARHJ at Elstree (EGTR) 9/5/1964: https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1326833
5. G-ARHJ at Kidlington (EGTK) 9/4/1961: https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1731906
6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hilfield_Park_Reservoir


Images:

Photo of G-ARHJ courtesy AirHistory.net


Elstree (EGTR)
15 May 1965; (c) R.A.Scholefield

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
29-Nov-2020 00:54 Dr. John Smith Added

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