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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 245611
Last updated: 13 December 2020
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Date:31-AUG-2020
Time:day
Type:Glos-Airtourer Super 150
Owner/operator:Trustee of the 607 Group
Registration: G-AZBE
C/n / msn: A535
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Peterlee (Shotton) Airfield, County Durham -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Peterlee (Shotton) Airfield, County Durham
Narrative:
Glos-Airtourer Super 150 G-AZBE: Written off (damaged beyond repair) 31 August 2020 in a landing accident at Peterlee (Shotton) Airfield, County Durham. The AAIB conducted a correspondence investigation, and the following is the summary from it:

"On landing the nosewheel dug into the soft ground and the nose undercarriage leg broke off. The airfield had been affected by heavy rain in the week preceding the event".

The damage sustained must have been extensive, as the aircraft was de-registered by the CAA on 20 November 2020 as "destroyed". G-AZBE was built in 1969, and first registered on 5 July 1971 and was, at the time of the above accident, on its ninth owner from new.

Sources:

1. AAIB Correspondence Investigation: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/aaib-record-only-investigations-september-october-2020/aaib-record-only-investigations-reviewed-september-october-2020
2. CAA: History of G-AZBE 1971-76: https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-AZBE.pdf
3. G-AZBE at Denham (EGLD) on 31/8/2012: https://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/photo/000789474.html
4. G-AZBE at Plymouth (EGHD) 7/9/1971 (when almost new!): https://www.airhistory.net/photo/303772/G-AZBE
5. Various photos of G-AZBE 1971-2018: https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/registration/G-AZBE
6. http://www.flydw.org.uk/DWAirtourer.htm
7. http://airtourer.asn.au/airtourer/images/Newsletter/ATA%20NL40%20May%201987.pdf
8. https://en-gb.facebook.com/ShottonAirfield/
9. https://ukga.com/airfield/peterlee

Media:

G-AZBE Glos-Airtourer Super 150/T5 Touch and go at Peterlee (Shotton) Airfield, County Durham in 2016

Images:

Photo of G-AZBE courtesy AirHistory.net


Northampton - Sywell (EGBK / ORM)
1 September 2018; (c) Mick Bajcar

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Dec-2020 18:26 Dr. John Smith Added

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