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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 178339
Last updated: 25 November 2021
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Date:27-DEC-1967
Time:day
Type:Percival Proctor 1
Owner/operator:Alfred Searle Kenneth Paine
Registration: G-AHNA
MSN: H.2
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:High Hall Farm, Tolleshunt D'Arcy, near Tiptree, Essex -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Leeds-Bradford Airport, Yeadon, West Yorkshire (LBA)
Destination airport:Luton Airport, Luton, Bedfordshire (LTN/EGGW)
Narrative:
Percival Proctor Mk.1 ex-RAF R7486: Second production aircraft to be built by F.Hills & Son at Trafford Park, Manchester (hence c/no. H.2). First civil registered (C of R 10198/1) as G-AHNA on 9/5/46. Sold on and re-registered four times between 9/5/46 and 28/6/49, but the last owner (Alfred Searle Kenneth Paine) named the aircraft "Nannie Anne" and kept G-AHNA for eighteen years (1949-1967). Although, according to the registration document, he moved house seven times in that period!

Written off (damaged beyond repair) when force landed and overturned into a ploughed field at High Hall Farm, Tolleshunt D'Arcy, Essex 27/12/1967. The cause of the accident was said to have been engine failure "following a precautionary landing due to oil pressure fluctuations". According to a contemporary report in Yorkshire Air News (December 1967):

"Proctor G-AHNA crashed in a field near Tiptree in Essex on 27/12 while outbound from Leeds/Bradford. Its original destination was Luton but it was diverting to $outhend when the accident happened".

Registration G-AHNA cancelled by the CAA on 18/1/1968 as P.W.F.U. ("Permanently Withdrawn From Use"). Note that the CAA records used the aircraft's former RAF Serial R7486 in lieu of a c/no. However, as the second Proctor to be built F.Hills & Son, the correct c/no should be "H2"

Sources:

1. https://www.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-AHNA-2.pdf
2. http://www.iaopa.eu/mediaServlet/storage/gamag/feb06/Percival_Proctor.pdf
3. https://www.airteamimages.com/percival-proctor_G-AHNA_-private_106200.html
4. Yorkshire Air News (December 1967): http://www.yorkshireairnews.co.uk/images/1967%2012.PDF
5. https://www.airteamimages.com/percival-proctor_G-AHNA_-private_107698.html
6. G-AHNA at Biggin Hill 9/3/64: https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1035492/
7. G-AHNA at Blackbushe 7/4/63: https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1162172/
8. G-AHNA at Pendeford Wolverhampton 17/5/52: https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1645439
9. https://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?97930-Proctor-Progress&p=1539635


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Aug-2015 02:04 Dr. John Smith Added
06-Aug-2015 02:09 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Source, Narrative]
06-Aug-2015 02:12 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn]
12-Jul-2019 16:17 A.J.Scholten Updated [Cn, Source]
03-Apr-2020 21:35 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]

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