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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 65788
Last updated: 19 September 2021
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Date:29-OCT-1967
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic SV4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Stampe SV.4B
Owner/operator:Noerman Herbert Jones
Registration: G-AVKW
MSN: 561
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Tilburstow Hill, Godstone, Surrey -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Redhill Aerodrome, Redhill, Surrey (EGKR)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Stampe SV-4B G-AVKW seems to have had a short life on the UK register. It was first registered (C of R R9563/1) on 1/5/67 to Norham Herbert Jones of Claygate, Surrey.

Written off 29/10/67 when Crashed near Tilburstow Hill, Godstone, Surrey. Both occupants survived, but were seriously injured. A contemporary newspaper report has further details ("Liverpool Echo" - Monday 30 October 1967):

"AIR CRASH WOMAN SERIOUSLY ILL
A woman passenger in a light aircraft which crashed near South Godstone, Surrey. yesterday, was said to be seriously ill in Redhill General Hospital to-day. She is Miss Beryl Sanders, of Doods Place, Reigate, who has head and chest injuries. The other occupant of the aircraft. Mr. Joseph Billyack, of Pullman Court, Streatham Hill, London, is fairly satisfactory in the hospital, where he is being treated for a fractured pelvis.

Registration belatedly cancelled by the CAA as aircraft "destroyed" on 29/6/70 (almost three years later)

Sources:

1. Liverpool Echo - Monday 30 October 1967
2. https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-AVKW.pdf
3. http://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/G-AVKW.html
4. Stampe SV.4B G-AVKW at Booker (Wycombe Air Par) in 1967: https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1565216
5. Stampe SV.4B G-AVKW at Redhill 23-7-67: https://www.airhistory.net/photo/205050/G-AVKW
6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godstone#South_Godstone
7. http://sussexhistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=15820.0
8. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tilburstow_Hill


Images:

Photo of G-AVKW courtesy AirHistory.net


Redhill (EGKR / KRH)
23 July 1967; (c) Robert A. Edwards (via Neil Aird)

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-Jun-2009 12:34 VHKDK Added
14-Jul-2012 15:54 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
19-Aug-2012 16:54 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
08-Mar-2020 23:22 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Narrative]
08-Mar-2020 23:33 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total occupants, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
23-Nov-2020 21:29 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]

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