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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 67646
Last updated: 26 February 2021
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Type:Glaser-Dirks DG-100G Elan
Owner/operator:Yorkshire Gliding Club
Registration: BGA 3202
C/n / msn: E188G154
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sutton Bank, Thirsk, North Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Sutton Bank Airfield
Destination airport:Sutton Bank Airfield
On 16th August 1987 this glider was involved in a collision with Slingsby T.59 Kestrel BGA1984, over the Sutton Bank strip when both gliders were coming into land and flying into a setting sun. Both gliders were seen to fall from about 600ft above a ridge near the airfield. Sadly both pilots were killed when they crashed onto a road.


Revision history:

18-Dec-2012 15:43 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
19-Jan-2013 14:59 Alpine Flight Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Nov-2013 13:13 Alpine Flight Updated [Aircraft type]

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