Accident Jodel D.120 G-ATGX,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 172672
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Date:Monday 3 January 1966
Type:Silhouette image of generic D11 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Jodel D.120
Owner/operator:Thomas Raymond Watson
Registration: G-ATGX
MSN: 134
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Wombleton Airfield, Ryedale, North Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Crosby-on-Eden, Cumberland
Destination airport:Wombleton Airfield, North Yorkshire
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
The pilot made a low pass of Wombleton to assess the suitability for this landing, he then made a low turn at a height of roughly fifty feet when the aircraft lost height and struck the ground.

It was later reported that the turn the pilot made was above the level of his skill and experience. The pilot had been flying for just under three years at the time of the crash and held a Private Pilots Licence. He had a total of 106 hours flying at the time of the crash, 11 of which were on the Jodel type. The Jodel involved in the crash was delivered to him ten weeks before the crash, it is thought that all his hours on the type were on this aircraft.

Registration G-ATGX cancelled by the CAA on 03-01-1966 as "destroyed" (probably retrospectively as the CAA documents note "notified 14-11-1966".



Revision history:

04-Jan-2015 02:43 Dr. John Smith Added
04-Jan-2015 02:50 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Narrative]
16-Dec-2016 20:24 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Narrative]
01-Apr-2017 14:09 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]

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