Accident Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee F G-BBIE, Sunday 4 January 1976
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Date:Sunday 4 January 1976
Time:18:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee F
Owner/operator:Gold Star Publications Ltd
Registration: G-BBIE
MSN: 28-7325512
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Category:Accident
Location:North Sea, 3 miles off Clacton-on-Sea, Essex -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Schipol Airport,Amsterdam, Netherlands
Destination airport:Southend (EGMC) Essex
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
Before the pilot with his three passengers again wanted to return to the UK from Schipol Airport, Amsterdam, he requested fuel. He got on his phone to the airport authorities, but got no answer, and after a few failed attempts he stated he could no longer wait and left at 15:54 hours local

G-BBIE crashed into sea 3 miles off Clacton, Essex, on 4/1/1976 after running out of fuel, killing all four on board. Lifeboats were sent to the reported location of the ditching, but nothing was found.

The registration was later used on another aircraft fuselage for a tv program.

Sources:

http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-BBIE.pdf
http://www.hdekker.info/Nieuwe%20map/1976.htm#G-BBIE
https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1976/1976l

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
18-May-2008 23:23 JINX 40 Updated
27-May-2012 09:15 Anon. Updated [Destination airport]
07-Nov-2012 13:56 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
08-Dec-2012 11:23 Kingpin_65 Updated [Embed code]
14-Apr-2018 12:28 artoncreed Updated [Embed code]
14-Apr-2018 12:30 harro Updated [Embed code, Narrative]

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