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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 71846
Last updated: 27 July 2020
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Date:05-MAY-1968
Time:13:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic Z26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Zlín 526 Trenér Master
Owner/operator:C.S.E.
Registration: G-AVPZ
C/n / msn: 1015
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Kidlington, Oxfordshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Kidlington Aerodrome
Destination airport:Oxford (EGTK)
Narrative:
I was the pilot of this aircraft when it crashed in 1968, I was employed as a flight manager/ flying instructor at Oxford Air Training School. Subsequent examination of the wreckage showed that the port wing main-spar showed evidence of cracking near the fuselage and folded on the approach to land following a practiced aerobatic sequence over Kidlington Airfield lasting 25 mins . I was hospitalised for two years, and my passenger for six months. The replacement aircraft flown by world aerobatic champion Neil Wiliams , also crashed with the same problem several months later. I was 37 at the time.
Crashed into hangar on approach after aerobatics due to fatigue failure.

Sources:

Ray Blyth
British Civil Aircraft Registers 1919-1999 / Compiled by Michael Austen
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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Jan-2010 11:04 John Baker Added
24-Dec-2010 15:32 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Other fatalities, Destination airport]
13-Apr-2012 11:27 BLYTH Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
14-Apr-2012 12:46 harro Updated [Source]
14-Jul-2012 17:00 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
13-Nov-2012 03:39 TB Updated [Time, Source, Embed code]
13-Nov-2012 03:55 TB Updated [Operator, Phase, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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