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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 67690
Last updated: 23 August 2019
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Date:01-JUL-1965
Time:
Type:Slingsby T.43 Skylark 3F
Owner/operator:Bristol & Gloucestershire Gliding Club Ltd
Registration: BGA 974
C/n / msn: FB-2
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Nympsfield, Gloucestershire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Nympsfield, Gloucestershire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Written off in Collision with Olympia 2B at Nympsfield, Gloucestershire 1.7.65. According to an eyewitness report:

"Ralf Jones repaired [the Skylark after an accident on 27.8.64] "and flew it himself until colliding with an Olympia whilst competing in a competition at Nympsfield. I was there tugging in a Tiger Moth at the time and well remember seeing Ralf descend by parachute and land just outside the airfield. Pieces of Skylark rained down for some time afterwards. The badly damaged Olympia arrived on the site with the unhurt pilot still aboard having decided he wasn't high enough to jump by the time he'd got the canopy off.

Sources:

1. http://www.bpg.flyer.co.uk/BGA.xls
2. http://rcawsey.co.uk/skylark3.htm
3. http://www.aviation-links.co.uk/Gloucestershire%20Aircraft%20Accidents.pdf
4. http://smith-soaring.blogspot.co.uk/2010/11/soaring-and-art-peter-lanyon.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
16-Dec-2012 15:50 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
27-May-2014 21:45 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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