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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 25287
Last updated: 5 December 2021
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Date:22-JAN-1979
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic P68 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Partenavia P.68B
Owner/operator:Business Air Travel Ltd
Registration: G-BEUT
MSN: 97
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Romney Marsh, 6 miles SW of Lydd Airport, Lydd, Kent -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Dublin Airport, Dublin, Eire (DUB)
Destination airport:Lydd Airport, Kent (LYX/EGMD)
Narrative:
Partenavia P.68 G-BEUT: Written off (destroyed) when crashed at Romney Marsh, 6 miles south west of Lydd Airport, Lydd, Kent on 22/01/1979. While approaching Lydd Airport in poor weather conditions, the pilot lost control of the airplane and crashed six miles southwest of the airfield. The aircraft was destroyed and all three occupants (pilot and two passengers) were killed.

Probable cause: Loss of control while conducting a non precision approach in a snowstorm. A contemporary report in "Flight International" (see link #3) gives the cause of the crash as a "non-precision approach in a snowstorm"

Registration G-BEUT belatedly cancelled by the CAA as aircraft "destroyed" on 22/8/1979

Sources:

1. CAA: https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-BEUT.pdf
2. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-partenavia-p68b-near-lydd-3-killed
3. https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1980/1980
4. https://sussexhistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=17563.0
5. https://www.spottingmode.com/partenavia_p.68/cn/rundown/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
11-Nov-2012 15:52 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
07-Jul-2013 00:49 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
15-Jul-2015 09:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
15-Nov-2020 19:14 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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