Accident Cessna F.152 G-BGLP, Tuesday 24 July 1979
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Date:Tuesday 24 July 1979
Type:Silhouette image of generic C152 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna F.152
Owner/operator:Kenneth William Rourke
Registration: G-BGLP
MSN: 1669
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Holmsley Caravan Park, 5 miles NE of Christchurch, Dorset -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Reims, France
Destination airport:Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Dorset (BOH/EGHH)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Whilst on its delivery flight from the Cessna plant at Reims to Bournemouth on 24 July 1979, something must have gone wrong such as to necessitate Cesna 172 G-BGLP making a forced landing on the former RAF Holmsley South airfield (which by then had become Holmsley Caravan Park), five miles north-east of Christchurch, Dorset. In the course of so doing it slid into a ditch. The damage to the Cessna must have been severe as its registration was cancelled by the CAA as 'destroyed' on 9 November 1979.


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10-Nov-2020 22:37 Dr. John Smith Added

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