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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 234324
Last updated: 26 June 2020
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Date:19-SEP-1953
Time:12:40 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 35 Bonanza
Owner/operator:Leo Senuk
Registration: N2827V
C/n / msn: D-232
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Croydon Airport, Croydon, Surrey -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Croydon Airport, Croydon, Surrey (EGCR)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Beechcraft Bonanza N2827V crashed near Croydon Airport, Croydon, Surrey at 12:40 hours on Saturday, 19th September 1953. The pilots name was Mr. Leo Senuk, and the aircraft's documentation show the year of manufacture (with the c/no. D-232) as being 1947. Mr. Senuk apparently took delivery of the aircraft c/o Pan Am (Pan American World Airways Inc)

Beechcraft Bonanza N2827V took off from Croydon Airport at 12:39 hours (local time) and after climbing to approximately
200 feet over the airfield's south western boundary, an engine failure occured. the left wing then dropped rapidly. The aircraft then dropped to the left, lost altitude very quickly and struck the ground. Fire broke out on impact, and the pilot was killed. The aircraft had been seen several times the previous day, taking off with a badly misfiring engine.

Sources:

1. http://www.airportofcroydon.com/Disasters.html
2. https://ab-ix.co.uk/pdfs/d-1_to_d-999.pdf
3. National Archives (PRO Kew) File BT 219/59: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C414831
4. National Archives (PRO Kew) File BT 219/60: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C414832


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Mar-2020 02:11 Dr. John Smith Added
24-Mar-2020 18:02 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
21-May-2020 17:47 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
26-Jun-2020 13:37 David Foster Updated [Narrative]

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