Incident Cierva C.19 Mk IV G-ABGB, 17 Feb 1933
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Date:17-FEB-1933
Time:day
Type:Cierva C.19 Mk IV
Owner/operator:Sir Alan Cobham
Registration: G-ABGB
MSN: 5144
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Cape Town -   South Africa
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Demo/Airshow/Display
Departure airport:Cape Town, South Africa
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
First registered (C of R 2888) as G-ABGB on 5.11.30 to the Cierva Autogyro Co Ltd., London WC.2 (aircraft based at Hamble, Hampshire). C of A 2957 issued November 1930. Sold on and re-registered (C of R 3705) 11.4.32 to Sir Alan Cobham, London WC.2 (aircraft based at Hanworth Aerodrome, Hanworth, Middlesex).

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 17.2.33: lost in a National Aviation Day Display show at Cape Town, South Africa.
Registration G-ABGB cancelled by the Air Ministry 2.12.33 due to "destruction or permanent withdrawl from use of aircraft". Sir Alan Cobham purchased Cierva C.19 G-ABFZ as a replacement and this Autogiro was flown during the 1935 tour.

Sources:

1. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/aeroplanes/15-aeroplanes/76-register-gb-g-ab
2. https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-ABGB.pdf
3. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A2.htmll
4. https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1405872
5. https://www.britishpathe.com/video/get-airminded


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Dec-2017 18:03 Dr. John Smith Added

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