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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 67646
Last updated: 12 July 2020
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Date:16-AUG-1987
Time:
Type:Glaser-Dirks DG-100G Elan
Owner/operator:Yorkshire Gliding Club
Registration: BGA 3202
C/n / msn: E188G154
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sutton Bank, Thirsk, North Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Sutton Bank Airfield
Destination airport:Sutton Bank Airfield
Narrative:
On 16th August 1987 this glider was involved in a collision with Slingsby T.59 Kestrel BGA1984, over the Sutton Bank strip when both gliders were coming into land and flying into a setting sun. Both gliders were seen to fall from about 600ft above a ridge near the airfield. Sadly both pilots were killed when they crashed onto a road.

Sources:

www.bpg.flyer.co.uk/BGA.xls
http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/aircraft/planes/81-2000/3202.html
http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/t59.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Dec-2012 15:43 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
19-Jan-2013 14:59 FLYINGBROTHER1 Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Nov-2013 13:13 FLYINGBROTHER1 Updated [Aircraft type]

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