Incident Slingsby T.45 Swallow BGA 966, 01 Apr 1978
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 29187
 
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Date:01-APR-1978
Time:
Type:Slingsby T.45 Swallow
Owner/operator:Scottish Gliding Union
Registration: BGA 966
MSN: 1083 (2)
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Portmoak Airfield, Scotlandwell, Near Kinross -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Portmoak Airfield, Kinross
Destination airport:Portmoak Airfield, Kinross
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
C/no.1083: Prototype T.45 Swallow, registered as BGA 843. C of A issued 21/7/1958 to Slingsby Sailplanes, Kirbymoorside. First flown 11/10/1957: On an unknown date during late-1957 this prototype glider flew into telephone wires near Sutton Bank and Slingsby's test pilot is believed to have escaped without injury. The glider suspended itself from the telephone wires and on seeing it perched there Mr Fred Slingsby named the glider the "Swallow"

Sold to Yorkshire G C, Sutton Bank. Crashed at Netheravon, Wiltshire 24/11/1963 and substantially damaged after the pilot suffered a heart attack in the air and died at the controls. John Reussner then rebuilt this prototype and it later carried the BGA registration BGA865 from October 1965.

Repaired/rebuilt and sold on to Scottish Gliding Union, 4/4/1969; Re-registered as BGA 966. Rebuilt by C Reussner as Reusnner Swift. As such written off in an accident 1/4/1978 at Portmoak Airfield, Kinross

Sources:

1. http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/aircraft/planes/46-50/swallow.html
2. https://www.pprune.org/military-aircrew/503615-spit-swallow-2.html
3. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/t45.htm
4. http://www.bpg.flyer.co.uk/BGA.xls
5. http://web.archive.org/web/20161016191618/[LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://coptercrazy.brinkster.net/menu/drop-index.h]tml


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
04-Jan-2013 15:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
04-Jan-2013 15:26 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration]
16-Jul-2015 12:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
16-Jul-2015 12:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location]

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