Incident Morane-Saulnier MS.880B Rallye Club G-ATYZ, 14 Jul 1974
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Date:14-JUL-1974
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic RALL model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Morane-Saulnier MS.880B Rallye Club
Owner/operator:Nylo Flying Group
Registration: G-ATYZ
MSN: 848
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Netherthorpe Airfield, Thorpe Salvin, Near Worksop, Nottinghamshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Standing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Netherthorpe Airfield, Nottinghamshire (EGNF)
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
First UK registered as G-ATYZ 2/9/1966: Written off (damaged beyond repair) at Netherthorpe Airfield, Thorpe Salvin, Near Worksop, Nottinghamshire 14/7/1974. Presumably destroyed whilst parked outside in a storm at Netherthorpe (but see notes below).

According to the CAA records on this aircraft, it was sold to the Nylo Flying Group on 17/3/1975, although its previous owner had notified the CAA that he had sold it on 28/5/1974, almost one year earlier. (Ownership by the Nylo Flying Group on 14/7/1974 is therefore presumed, on the grounds that someone forgot to update the CAA and/or the CAA overlooked updating their records!)

Sources also vary is to whether or not it was a flying accident. The CAA records state that the owners were uncontactable for several years (1977-84), despite repeated efforts, until one of the Nylo Flying Group was located, quote: "New address found for Sumner" (John Anthony Sumner, one of the Nylo Flying Group and one-fifth owner of G-ATYZ) "sent letter 13.11.84".

Presumably, in response to this letter, the registration G-ATYZ cancelled by the CAA 3/12/1984: the registration document notes "insurance write off, destroyed in storm"

Sources:

1. https://www.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-ATYZ-2.pdf
2. http://www.replo.be/Quality%20Airport/1968-1969/1969/Sep%201969.html
3. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/rallye.pdf
4. http://www.na3t.org/air/photo/WB00055-34


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
09-Aug-2015 01:19 Dr. John Smith Added
09-Aug-2015 01:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
17-Nov-2015 12:23 Dr.John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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