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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 178439
Last updated: 14 October 2021
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Date:06-JUL-1969
Time:day
Type:Jodel DR.250/160 Capitaine
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: G-AVOB
MSN: 52
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Aircraft missing
Category:Accident
Location:English Channel, between Le Touquet and Lympne, Kent -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Le Touquet Côte d'Opale Airport (LFAT)
Destination airport:Lympne, Ashford, Kent (EGMK)
Narrative:
Jodel DR.250/160 Capitaine G-AVOB: first registered (C of R R.9650/1) 2/6/67 to Newmark Watch Cases Ltd., Horsham, West Sussex. Registration cancelled/lapsed upon sale 15/2/68.

Sold on and re-registered (C of R.9650/2) 11/4/68 to Dr. Michael John Cutler & Partners, Hastings, East Sussex.

Written off (missing) 6/7/1969 when went missing on a flight between Le Touquet, France (LFAT) and Lympne, Ashford, Kent (EGMK). Presumed to have crashed or ditched into the Channel. No wreckage from the aeroplane was found. The pilot, who was flying solo, disappeared without trace, a body neither being found at sea or washed up on either the English or French coast.

Registration G-AVOB cancelled by the CAA 15/7/1969 as "destroyed"

Sources:

1. Aberdeen Press and Journal - Monday 07 July 1969
2. Belfast Telegraph - Monday 14 July 1969
3. Yorkshire Air News (November 1969): http://www.yorkshireairnews.co.uk/images/1969%2011.PDF
4. https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-AVOB.pdf
5. http://sussexhistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=15696.0


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
09-Aug-2015 02:00 Dr. John Smith Added
09-Aug-2015 02:02 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator]
03-Mar-2020 21:28 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
24-Oct-2020 20:10 harro Updated [Operator, Total fatalities]

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