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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 140534
Last updated: 2 December 2021
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Date:10-FEB-1960
Time:
Type:Percival P.34 Proctor III
Owner/operator:private
Registration: G-ALUJ
MSN: H.111
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Roseberry Topping, NW of Great Ayton, North Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:SU
Departure airport:Yeadon (Leeds-Bradford) (LBA)
Destination airport:Woolsington (Newcastle) (NCL)
Narrative:
On the 10th of February 1960 the pilot and the owner of this Percival Proctor was making a flight from Yeadon to Newcastle (Woolsington) airfield. he left Yeadon on business and headed north but mid-flight he received a weather report stating it was poor. He asked permission to land in the Newcastle area but not at Woolsington, this did not happen. 55 minutes into the flight he advised Newcastle ATC that he was returning to Yeadon because of low cloud in the Newcastle area. Some time later the aircraft was found crashed onto the western lower slopes of Roseberry Topping which were shrouded in mist, to the north-west of Great Ayton and 20 miles east of the intended flight path back to Yeadon. The aircrafts tail section was reportedly found a slight distance from the main crash site in trees by the main road to Newton under Roseberry. The rest of the aircraft was found in pine trees in Newton Wood and had damaged the tops of some trees during the crash. Sadly the pilot was killed in the crash.

Sources:

http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/aircraft/planes/46-50/aluj.html
http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-ALUJ.pdf
Survey of accidents to aircraft in the United Kingdom 1960 / CAA
ex.DX198.



Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Dec-2011 13:58 Dr. John Smith Added
05-Aug-2012 03:15 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code]
14-Jan-2014 18:32 TB Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
27-May-2015 19:49 harro Updated [Source]
12-Jul-2019 16:09 A.J.Scholten Updated [Cn, Source]

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