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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 65654
Last updated: 9 July 2020
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Date:26-MAY-1978
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic PTS2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Pitts S-2A Special
Owner/operator:Rothmans International Ltd
Registration: G-BADX
C/n / msn: 2036
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lanzarote, Canary Islands -   Spain
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Demo/Airshow/Display
Departure airport:Lanzarote Airport (ACE/GCRR)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
One of the Rothmans-backed aerobatic display team of Pitts S-2As. Crashed during aerobatic display, at Lanzarote, Canary Islands. Pilot George Smith was killed.

Registration cancelled 23.6.78 as "aircraft destroyed"

Sources:

1. https://www.pprune.org/aviation-history-nostalgia/111405-rothmans-aerobatic-team-others-2.html
2. http://www.airliners.net/photo/0290761/
3. http://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-BADX.pdf
4. https://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?116027-Rothmans-Aerobatic-Team
5. http://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/photo/001252215.html

Display practice in Madrid Spain during Spanish Tour 1978

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
12-Jun-2009 22:45 VHKDK Added
19-Dec-2011 21:39 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
07-Sep-2012 21:44 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code]
20-Mar-2017 02:00 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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