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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 67701
Last updated: 4 April 2019
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Type:EoN Olympia 2
Registration: BGA 600
C/n / msn: EON/O/099
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Chiavenna, Lombardy, Italian Alps -   Italy
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Samedan, Switzerland
Destination airport:Chiavenna, Italy
Hit cable & crashed near Chiavenna,Lombardy, Italy 28.7.48. Two Slingsby Gull IVs were prepared for the International gliding championships to be held at Samedan in the Swiss Alps in July 1948, joining two Elliott Olympia 2s, 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 2 (BGA600) were both killed flying in challenging conditions in the Alps.


Revision history:

29-Dec-2012 16:41 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
29-Dec-2012 16:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
29-Dec-2012 16:58 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]

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