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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 80531
Last updated: 11 September 2021
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Date:15-MAY-1965
Time:afternoon
Type:Silhouette image of generic SV4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Stampe SV.4B
Owner/operator:N.H.Jones (The Tiger Club)
Registration: G-AROZ
MSN: 508
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Biggin Hill Airport, Biggin Hill, Bromley, Kent -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Demo/Airshow/Display
Departure airport:Biggin Hill Airport, Biggin Hill, Bromley, Kent (BQH/EGKB)
Destination airport:Biggin Hill Airport, Biggin Hill, Bromley, Kent (BQH/EGKB)
Narrative:
G-AROZ was the first Stampe SV-4B imported into the UK. Norman Jones located it in France and it was flown over and Rollasons re-engined it with a Gipsy. First UK registered as G-AROZ on 11.7.61, being returned - and then re-registered to - Norman H Jones on 20.6.62

G-AROZ's flying career ended at the Biggin Hill Air Show on 15 May 1965 when John Blake, as commentator, was said to have commented "... and Neil Williams has taken it behind the hangar and left it there!" He hit the ground wingtip first, causing the Stampe to cartwheel across the ground. Amazingly - having regard to the post-crash condition of the Stampe - he walked away from the wreckage.

Registration formally cancelled by the CAA as aircraft "destroyed" on 25.5.65

Sources:

1. https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-AROZ.pdf
2. https://www.tigerclub.co.uk/tailends.html
3. http://sussexhistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=15819.0
4. https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1320761/
5. Pathe newsreel of crash: http://www.airdisplaymuseum.com/neilwilliams.html
6. https://www.oldreigate.com/index.php?r=1&width=1366&height=768&goto=picture_3896
7. https://www.pprune.org/aviation-history-nostalgia/307076-airshow-related-accidents-4.html#post10476641
8. https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/registration/G-AROZ


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Nov-2010 15:28 VHKDK Added
09-Nov-2010 02:35 VHKDK Updated [Registration]
04-Aug-2012 16:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
04-Aug-2012 16:24 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
08-Mar-2020 21:38 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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