Accident Blackburn L.1C Bluebird IV G-EBRG,
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Date:Sunday 5 February 1928
Type:Blackburn L.1C Bluebird IV
Owner/operator:Yorkshire Aeroplane Club
Registration: G-EBRG
MSN: WO 9803/4
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Sherburn-in-Elmet, North Yorkshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Sherburn-in-Elmet, North Yorkshire (EGCJ)
Destination airport:Sherburn-in-Elmet, North Yorkshire (EGCJ)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
First registered (C of R 1381/C of A 1207) 11/5/1927 to the Yorkshire Aeroplane Club Ltd.,Bradford, West Yorkshire (aircraft based at Sherburn-in-Elmet, North Yorkshire). According to some sources (see link #5) G-EBRG was not actually delivered until September 1927 due to a) delays in construction (it was one of three - G-EBRF, G-EBRG and G-EBSV - ordered by the Yorkshire Aeroplane Club in May 1927) and b) delays in raising the finances to cover the purchase costs of all three airframes.

Written off (destroyed) 5/2/1928 when failed to recover from spin, Sherburn-in-Elmet, North Yorkshire. Pilot and sole occupant - Albert Critchley (aged 30) - was killed.

Registration G-EBRG cancelled by the Air Ministry 2/5/1928 due to "destruction or permanent withdrawl from use of aircraft"


5. Air Yorkshire magazine June 2002 page 29:

Revision history:

17-Jun-2018 00:09 Dr. John Smith Added
19-May-2024 09:22 Nepa Updated [Location, Operator]

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