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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 19044
Last updated: 2 August 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic RF6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Slingsby T67M Firefly
Owner/operator:Slingsby Aviation PLC
Registration: G-FFLY
MSN: 2007
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Cranfield, Bedfordshire (EGTC) -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Cranfield, Bedfordshire (EGTC)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: AAIB
Crashed during Barnstormers air display at Cranfield, Bedfordshire on 5/5/1986; Failed to recover from manoeuvre at the end of a display sequence. Pilot killed. According to an eyewitness report:

"5th of May 1986, it was at the Barnstormers May Day Display. I stood and watched it happen, spun in off a low tight turn. I was standing with other members of the Barnstormers at the time, we all began to run to the scene but I was turned away by Murray Felstead before I witnessed what he had seen. Not a pretty site by all accounts. I believe the pilots name was Paul Bishop, his girl friend was in the crowd at the time"



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIB
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2012 17:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
29-May-2013 16:35 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Source]
29-Oct-2014 22:45 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
15-Nov-2015 16:36 Dr.John Smith Updated [Aircraft type]

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