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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 32543
Last updated: 5 November 2019
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Date:11-JAN-1992
Time:11:45 loca
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna FR172E Skyhawk
Owner/operator:Goldensimple Ltd
Registration: G-AVXX
C/n / msn: 172-0013
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Clough Head, St Johns in the Vale, near Keswick, Cumbria -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Newcastle Airport (NCL/EGNT)
Destination airport:Carlisle Airport, Cumbria (EGCA)
Investigating agency: AAIB
Narrative:
On 11th January 1992 this aircraft took off from Newcastle at around 10.44 hours for a flight to Carlisle with the pilot and three passengers. They were intending on flying roughly south west and over the Pennines in the Kirby Stephen area before heading west across the Lake District and then north to Carlisle. Visibility was poor around the Keswick area and the pilot opted not to attempt to fly through the freezing fog but to turn east following the A66 road.

The aircraft struck the ground while climbing and crashed onto the cloud covered Clough Head, at St Johns in the Vale, near Keswick, Cumbria, and overturned. Remarkably all survived with three of the four sustaining minor injuries. The four men made their way off the mountain and down to the Old Coach Road where they were met a farmer. The aircraft was reasonably intact after the crash and it is believed that it was lifted off the mountain by helicopter. Today no trace of the aircraft remains.

Pilot - Mr John Crowther, of Cleadon, Sunderland. Minor injuries.
Passenger - Mr Terry Dixon, of Beaumont Park, Hexham. Broken leg.
Passenger - Mr Peter Doyle, of Bill Quay, Hepburn, Newcastle. Minor injuries.
Passenger - Mr Norman Cassidy, of Whickham, Newcastle. Minor injuries.

Registration G-AVXX cancelled by the CAA on 7th January 1994 (two years later) as aircraft "destroyed"

Sources:

1. http://www.caa.co.uk/aircraft-registration/
2. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/aircraft/avxx.htm]
3. https://www.gov.uk/aaib-reports/cessna-fr172e-reims-rocket-g-avxx-11-january-1992


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
19-Jan-2015 23:32 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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