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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 82733
Last updated: 26 November 2020
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Date:17-JAN-1966
Time:day
Type:Beagle B.206 Series 1
Owner/operator:Beagle Aircraft Ltd
Registration: G-ATEU
C/n / msn: B.015
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mushingashi, near N'dola -   Zambia
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Demo/Airshow/Display
Departure airport:N'Dola, Zambia (NLA/FLSK)
Destination airport:N'Dola, Zambia (NLA/FLSK)
Narrative:
G-ATEU, Beagle B.206C: Intended for the Libyan Government but retained by Beagle as demonstrator. First registered as G-ATEU 31 May 1965 to Beagle Aircraft Co Ltd., Shoreham, Sussex. On January 6, 1966 Vyrell Mitchell took off from Gatwick with G-ATEU (c/no B015) in order to present the twin-engine aircraft to the Flying Doctor Service in Zambia. Its first stop was Malta, or 2,220 km covered in six hours fifty-two minutes

Written off 17 January 1966: Damaged Beyond Repair when crashed at Mushingashi, N'Dola, Zambia, during demonstration and sales tour of Southern Africa.

Registration G-ATEU formally cancelled by the UK Civil Aviation Authority 17/1/1966 as "aircraft destroyed"

Sources:

1. CAA: https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-ATEU.pdf
2. http://www.beagle206x.flyer.co.uk/prod.htm
3. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AVIA 101/150: http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C5070160 [Zambian investigation; departmental comments on report; includes Zambian report]
4. http://www.britishaviation-ptp.com/b/beagle_b206.html
5. http://richard.ferriere.free.fr/bleneau/basset/beagle206.pdf (French text)


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
20-Nov-2010 03:57 VHKDK Added
08-Jul-2012 11:21 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
08-Aug-2015 01:30 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
18-Oct-2015 19:50 Dr.John Smith Updated [Narrative]
26-Nov-2020 16:49 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Source, Narrative]

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