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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 19045
Last updated: 23 March 2019
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Date:17-FEB-1973
Time:15:25 UTC
Type:Slingsby T.61 Falke A
Owner/operator:Airways Aero Associations Ltd
Registration: G-AYUO
C/n / msn: 1732
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Near Wycombe Air Park, Buckinghamshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Wycombe Air Park (EGTB)
Destination airport:Wycombe Air Park (EGTB)
Narrative:
Written off (destroyed) 17/2/1973 in a fatal crash near Wycombe Air Park, Buckinghamshire. According to the summary of the official AAIB report into the accident:

"At a height of about 200 feet during an approach to land, the aircraft, a self launching motor glider, was seen to enter a steep nose-down attitude from which there was no observed attempt at recovery. It crashed into a ploughed field 200 yards from the airfield boundary, and was destroyed. The pilot (named in the AAIB report as Mr. Anthony Lawrence Thurlow) and his passenger (was was not named) were killed.

The AAIB report concludes that the accident was caused by a loss of control in the pitching plane. There is no evidence of any technical reason for the loss of control, but from medical evidence it appears possible that the pilot suffered an epileptic attack".

Registration G-AYOU cancelled 16/4/1973 as aircraft "destroyed"

Sources:

1. https://assets.digital.cabinet-office.gov.uk/media/54230325ed915d1371000c19/3-1974_G-AYUO.pdf
2. http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-AYUO.pdf
3. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/t61.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
01-Sep-2012 16:02 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
01-Sep-2012 17:23 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
01-Sep-2012 17:24 Dr. John Smith Updated [[Cn, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]]
30-Jul-2015 22:05 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Source, Narrative]

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