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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 67667
Last updated: 25 March 2019
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Date:09-JUL-1972
Time:
Type:Schleicher K 7 Rhönadler
Owner/operator:Yorkshire Gliding Club
Registration: BGA 1589
C/n / msn: 576
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sutton Bank, Thirsk, North Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
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 March 1970 and was initially registered in Germany as D-7083. On 9th July 1972 this glider crashed at Sutton Bank after striking a ridge, the pilot is not thought to have been injured. According to a contemporary report ("Yorkshire Air News", August 1972):

"A glider crashed. and was written off shortly after take-off from $utton Bank on Sunday 9th July. The glider encountered difficulty shortly after take off and tried unsuccessfully to return to the airfield, but it hit the cliff edge".

Following this mishap it appears to have been written off.

Sources:

1. http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/aircraft/planes/61-80/1589.html
2. Yorkshire Air News (August 1972): https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/32778518/1972%2008.pdf
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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-Sep-2011 10:51 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]
18-Dec-2012 16:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
12-Aug-2015 14:53 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
06-Aug-2016 21:32 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source]

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