ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 27835
Last updated: 17 August 2019
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Date:03-JAN-1973
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA31 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-31-300 Navajo
Owner/operator:Yewlands Engineering Company Ltd
Registration: G-AZTL
C/n / msn: 31-589
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Stapleford Tawney, Abridge, Essex -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Stapleford Tawney, Essex (EGSG)
Narrative:
Built 1970: First UK registered as G-AZTL (C of R 12790/1) on 28.4.1972 to Webster Aviation Ltd., London W.1 (aircraft based at Leaveden, Hertfordshire). Registration cancelled/expired 17.7.1972. Registration restored (C of R 12790/2) on 26.7.1972 to Yewlands Engineering Company Ltd., Hainault, Essex

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 3.1.1973: Hit tree on approach to Stapleford Tawney, Essex (EGSG) and destroyed. Registration G-ATZL cancelled by the CAA on 2.2.73 as "PWFU" ("Permanently Withdrawn From Use")

Sources:

1. https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-AZTL.pdf
2. http://nwamuseum.co.uk/IncidentsWestEssexto2000-1.pdf
3. http://www.airliners.net/photo/Yewlands-Engineering-Co-Ltd/Piper-PA-31-Navajo/2076642
4. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-piper-pa-31-navajo-chieftain-united-kingdom-0
5. http://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/G-AZTL.html


Images:

Photo of G-AZTL courtesy AirHistory.net


London - Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)
; (c) M D West

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
14-Mar-2011 08:12 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Phase, Source, Damage, Narrative]
05-Sep-2012 16:16 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
30-Jul-2015 23:49 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
12-Sep-2017 17:14 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
22-Jun-2018 20:32 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
22-Jun-2018 20:35 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description