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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 65798
Last updated: 17 December 2020
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Date:02-MAY-1970
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150B
Owner/operator:Swansea & District Flying Club & School Ltd
Registration: G-ARWN
C/n / msn: 59523
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Llangyselaca, 10 miles NE of Swansea, Glamorgan -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Swansea Airport (SWS/EGFH)
Destination airport:Sawnsea Airport (SWS/EGFH)
Narrative:
Ex N1123Y: written off when crashed 10 miles north-east of Swansea, Glamorgan. Per a contemporary report in "Flight International" Magazine 14 May 1970:

"Recent Accidents: Mr John Roberts, the pilot of Cessna 150 G-ARWN, which crashed near Swansea on May 2, was practising a solo VDF let-down in reasonably poor weather. Mr Roberts was killed when the aircraft, which belonged to the Swansea and District Flying School and Club, crashed in a field at Llangyselaca, about 10 miles, (16km) north-east of Swansea. Mr Roberts was 40 years old and since qualifying for the PPL in June 1969 had flown about 100 hours, of which 18 were made up of recent instrument flying practice."

Registration cancelled same day (2 May 1970) as aircraft "destroyed"

Sources:

1. http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-ARWN.pdf
2. https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1206867
3. http://www.flightglobal.com/FlightPDFArchive/1970/1970%20-%200878.PDF


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-Jun-2009 21:06 VHKDK Added
05-Aug-2012 13:34 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
08-Jun-2013 09:54 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
10-Mar-2015 12:04 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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