Accident Miles M.11A Whitney Straight G-AEWA, Friday 3 March 1961
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Date:Friday 3 March 1961
Time:day
Type:Miles M.11A Whitney Straight
Owner/operator:Aubrey William Griffin & Kenneth Grundy
Registration: G-AEWA
MSN: 320
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Neufchâtel -   France
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Neufchâtel, France
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
First registered [C of R 7755] on 9.3.37 as G-AEWA to Lawrence Alfred Mervyn Dundas, Earl of Ronaldsay, Richmond, North Yorkshire (but aircraft based at Portsmouth Airport, Portsmouth, Hampshire). C of A 5830 issued March 1937. Registration cancelled 3.2.39. Sold on and re-registered (C of R 7755/2] 1.3.39 to Trevor Bertram Birkett, Portsmouth (aircraft remained based at Portsmouth).

UK Civil registration G-AEWA cancelled 13.3.41 when impressed into military service as DJ714.

Registration G-AEWA restored [C of R 7755/3] 27.5.47 to Harold Richard Minchin, Bracknell, Berkshire. Registration cancelled 12.4.49. Registration restored [C of R R.1228/4) on 4.5.49 to Stewart John Blunt, Weybridge, Surrey. Sold on and re-registered [C of R R.1228/5] on 23.6.60 to Aubrey William Griffin & Kenneth Grundy, Walton-on-Thames and Thames Ditton, Surrey, respectively.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 3.3.61 when Crashed on takeoff from field at Neufchâtel, France. Registration G-AEWA cancelled by the CAA on 15.11.61 as "PWFU" (Permanently Withdrawn From Use")

Sources:

1. https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-AEWA-1.pdf
2. https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-AEWA-2.pdf
3. https://www.airteamimages.com/miles-whitney-straight_G-AEWA_-private_106214.html
4. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/15-aeroplanes/79-register-gb-g-ad
5. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A10.html
6. http://www.airliners.net/photo/Untitled/Miles-M-11A-Whitney-Straight/2101384
7. https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1062562

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Jul-2009 23:29 VHKDK Added
08-Jan-2014 20:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
04-Jan-2017 17:36 TB Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
28-Oct-2017 21:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
03-Feb-2018 17:58 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
03-Feb-2018 18:00 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
03-Feb-2018 18:04 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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