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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 29617
Last updated: 10 February 2020
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Date:26-JUN-1964
Time:
Type:Slingsby T.31
Owner/operator:Northumbria Gliding Club
Registration: BGA 1062
C/n / msn: 1341
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Helmsley Road, South Shields, County Durham -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Marsden Lea, South Shields
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The pilot and a female passenger were seriously injured after a glider crashed through the roof of a house in South Shields.

The glider, which belonged to Northumbria Gliding Club, had taken off from Marsden Lea and was providing pleasure flights at the time.

In a strange twist of fate, the injured female passenger, Edith McDonald, lived in the house next to the one hit by the glider at Helmsley Road.

Firefighters worked to free the red, silver and orange glider from the roof as Mrs McDonald was taken to hospital for an emergency operation.

Sources:

https://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/1964_two_hurt_as_glider_smashes_into_home_1_1151139
http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/t31.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
16-Apr-2012 01:07 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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