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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 82734
 
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Date:01-JAN-1966
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic B47G model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Agusta-Bell 47G-3B-1
Owner/operator:Home Farm (Chigwell) Ltd
Registration: G-ASTB
MSN: 1542
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:English Channel off Eastcliff Sands, Folkestone, Kent -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Lympne, Kent (LYM/EGNK)
Destination airport:LeTouquet, France (LTQ/LFAT)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
Agusta-Bell 47G-3B-1 operated by Home Farm (Chigwell) Ltd: Lost whilst crossing the Channel from Lympne, Kent to LeTouquet, France on 1/1/66. Wreckage recovered from the English Channel off Eastcliff Sands, Folkestone, Kent. Per a contemporary report:

"A fishing boat recovered the wreckage from the sea off Folkestone. The rotor blades have yellow or green tips and the fuselage is a bluish green colour. Instruments are English. There are no identification markings visible. Wreckage is currently at Eastcliff Sands, Folkestone which is just east of the harbour near Copt Point.."

Registration G-ASTB cancelled by the CAA as "destroyed" 1/7/66

Sources:

1. https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-ASTB.pdf
2. http://sussexhistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=4991.0
3. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AVIA 101/170: http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C5070180


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
20-Nov-2010 03:57 VHKDK Added
18-Oct-2011 19:33 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
11-Aug-2012 12:04 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Nature, Source, Narrative]
29-Sep-2013 17:37 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
20-Feb-2020 18:28 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]

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