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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 178826
Last updated: 19 January 2022
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Date:03-SEP-1979
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic AA5 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Gulfstream American AA-5B Tiger
Owner/operator:M.A.Lenihan & Associates
Registration: G-BGCJ
MSN: AA5B-1121
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Doncaster Aerodrome, Doncaster, South Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Standing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Doncaster Airfield, South Yorkshire (EGCI)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Written off (damaged beyond repair) 3/9/1979 when destroyed in a hangar fire whilst parked at Doncaster Airfield, Doncaster, South Yorkshire. A contemporary report in "Yorkshire Air News" (October 1979) states that the fire was started deliberately, quote: "Four aircraft were damaged in a hangar fire at Doncaster in early September" [1979] "some are written off, it is thought that the person responsible was caught in the act"

The four aircraft that were damaged were reported as being

G-AVIJ - Laverda F-8L Falco IV
G-BCIL - Grumman American AA-1B
G-BGCJ - Grumman American AA-5B
G-BHFC- Cessna 152

Two aircraft (G-BCIL and G-BHFC) were repaired and returned to service. The Falco IV and Grumman American AA-5B were written off. G-BGCJ was only some seven months old, having been first UK registered on 38/3/1979. Registration G-BGCJ was cancelled by the CAA on 18/10/1979 as "destroyed".

Sources:

1. CAA: http://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-BGCJ.pdf
2. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/32778518/AY%20October%201979.pdf
3. http://www.na3t.org/air/photo/MS01283-2


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Aug-2015 22:41 Dr. John Smith Added
19-Aug-2015 22:43 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
09-Jul-2016 18:59 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]

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