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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 67665
Last updated: 13 August 2019
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Date:15-JUL-1971
Time:
Type:Torva Sprite TA-1
Owner/operator:Torva Sailplanes Ltd
Registration: BGA 1641
C/n / msn: 1001
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sutton Bank, Thirsk, North Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Sutton Bank, North Yorkshire
Destination airport:Sutton Bank, North Yorkshire
Narrative:
This glider was given it's certificate of airworthiness in May 1971, and first flew at Driffield, North Yorkshire on May 8th. It crashed at Sutton Bank just over two months later. On 15th July 1971 the undercarriage of this glider collapsed on landing at Sutton Bank, the pilot is not thought to have been injured.

Sources:

1. http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/aircraft/planes/61-80/1641.html
2. Yorkshire Air News August 1971: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/32778518/1971%2008.pdf
3. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.lakesgc.co.uk/mainwebpages/Sailplane]%20&%20Gliding%201971%20to%201980/Volume%2024%20No%202%20Apr-May%201973.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2012 15:58 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Aug-2015 13:58 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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