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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 67700
Last updated: 19 July 2019
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Date:28-JUL-1948
Time:
Type:Slingsby T.25 Gull IV
Owner/operator:Slingsby Sailplanes Ltd
Registration: BGA 607
C/n / msn: 546
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Samedan, Swiss Alps -   Switzerland
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Samedan, Switzerland
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Crashed 25/7/1948: Two Gull IVs were prepared for the International gliding championships to be held at Samedan in the Swiss Alps in July 1948, joining two Elliott Olympias, and two Weihes from RAF clubs in Germany. Philip Wills and Christopher Nicholson flew the two Gull IVs, during a disastrous competition where Nicholson flying a Gull IV (BGA607) and Greig flying an Olympia (BGA600) were both killed flying in challenging conditions in the Alps.

Sources:

www.bpg.flyer.co.uk/BGA.xls
http://web.archive.org/web/20161016191618/[LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://coptercrazy.brinkster.net/menu/drop-index.h]tml
https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1948/1948
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slingsby_T.25_Gull_4


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
29-Dec-2012 16:51 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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