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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 202707
Last updated: 4 September 2019
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Date:30-MAY-1939
Time:day
Type:Slingsby Gull
Owner/operator:Angus Oastler Pick
Registration: BGA349
C/n / msn: 302A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Welburn Hall, Kirkbymoorside, North Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Welburn Hall, Kirkbymoorside, North Yorkshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
C/no 302, first registered as BGA349 in June 1938. On 30th May 1939 Avro Cadet G-ABVV was giving an air-tow to a Slingsby Gull glider, BGA349. On take off from Welburn Hall, Kirkbymoorside, North Yorkshire, the tug pilot got his aircraft out of position, this resulted in the glider rising too high and the tail of the tug aircraft being lifted with it. The end result was it caused both aircraft become uncontrollable and they both dived into the ground soon after. Both pilots were killed.

Tug Aircraft Pilot - Mr Montagu Scott McMurdo, aged 42, of Welburn, Kirkbymoorside, Yorkshire. Buried Kirkdale Minster, Yorkshire.
Glider Pilot - Mr Angus Oastler Pick, aged 31, of Leeming Bar, Yorkshire. Burial location unknown.

Sources:

1. http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/aircraft/planes/ryedale/abvv.html
2. https://jackrussellstales.weebly.com/type-12-kirby-gull.html
3. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1939.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Dec-2017 21:52 Dr. John Smith Added
28-Mar-2018 16:23 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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