Accident Piper PA-23 Apache G-ASDH, Tuesday 10 January 1967
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Date:Tuesday 10 January 1967
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA23 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-23 Apache
Owner/operator:College of Air Training, Hamble
Registration: G-ASDH
MSN: 23-2045
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley, Southampton, Hampshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Hamble, Hampshire (EGHM)
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
First UK civil registered (C of R R.7730/1) on 17-10-62 as G-ASDH to CSE Aviation, Kidlington, Oxford. Registration cancelled/lapsed 28-2-63 upon sale.

Sold on and re-registered (C of R R.7730/2) 4-3-63 to College of Air Training (Properties) Ltd., Hamble, Southampton, Hampshire

On 10-01-67, G-ASDH, a Piper PA-23 Apache of the College of Air Training at Hamble, crashed into the grounds of the Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley, near Southampton, Hampshire (at approximate co-ordinates: 50°51′59.73″N, 1°20′30.29″W), after it suffered an engine failure during asymmetric training. It struck some trees and crashed into a football field before hitting a wall. According to an eyewitness report (see link #2) the Piper crashed into "P" Wing of the Hospital:

"In January 1967, I qualified as a Registered Mental Nurse. I had my own ward, which was North ward, dealing with patients who were ready for discharge. One of the patients came to me in a very agitated state telling me that a aircraft had crashed into the perimeter wall and was on fire. I thought this chap will need a medication review for having hallucinations. About 15 minutes later, I needed to go to the pharmacy which was situated in the other block. I passed reception walked outside and there was the remains of a two seater training plane from the Air Training College Site in Hamble. Fire engines, ambulances police and other emergency services were in attendance".

Registration G-ASDH cancelled by the CAA as aircraft "destroyed" 30-1-1967


1. Report on the Accident to Piper Apache PA-23 Series 160 G-ASDH Near Hamble Aerodrome on 10th January 1967
(Civil Aircraft Accident Report) Board of Trade, 1968 (Length 14 pages)
3. National Archives (PRO Kew) Files AVIA 101/503 to AVIA 101/509 (6 files):
6. G-ASDH at Hamble 1964:

Revision history:

02-Aug-2013 01:46 Dr.John Smith Added
02-Oct-2013 05:25 Hamster Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Narrative]
07-Mar-2020 18:38 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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