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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 66512
Last updated: 16 January 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PA27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-23-250 Aztec
Owner/operator:British Executive Air Services
Registration: G-ARFR
C/n / msn: 27-5
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Saint Héand, St. Etienne, Loire, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes -   France
Phase: En route
Departure airport:London Gatwick Airport (LGW/EGKK)
Destination airport:Lyon–Bron Airport, Lyon, France (LYN/LFLY)
Crashed 16-05-1963 near Saint Héand, St. Etienne, France, whilst en route between London Gatwick and Lyon. (St. Héand is a French commune located in the department of the Loire in the region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, at approximate co ordinates 45°31'46"North, 4°22'25" East).

Both persons on board were killed, and the registration G-ARFR was cancelled by the CAA on 26-06-1963 as "destroyed".


1. CAA:
2. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AVIA 101/59:
3. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AVIA 101/60:
4. G-ARFR at Ipswich (EGSE) in June 1961:
5. G-ARFR at Baginton, Coventry (EGBE) 29/4/1961:
6. G-ARFR at Kidlington (EGTK) 5/3/1961:
7. G-ARFR at Baginton, Coventry (EGBE) 30/4/1961:


Photo of G-ARFR courtesy

Ipswich (EGSE / IPW) (closed)
June 1961; (c) Jerry Hughes

Revision history:

20-Jul-2009 21:22 VHKDK Added
31-Jul-2010 07:00 Vaclav Kudela Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Source]
21-Jul-2012 17:58 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
18-Jun-2013 10:13 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
10-Aug-2014 14:50 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Embed code, Narrative]
09-Aug-2016 15:01 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Aug-2016 15:03 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
21-Jul-2020 20:48 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Source]
27-Nov-2020 21:42 Dr. John Smith Updated [Destination airport, Source]

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