Accident Beagle B.206 Series 1 G-ATEU, Monday 17 January 1966
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Date:Monday 17 January 1966
Type:Silhouette image of generic BASS model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Beagle B.206 Series 1
Owner/operator:Beagle Aircraft Ltd
Registration: G-ATEU
MSN: B.015
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Mushingashi, Copperbelt Province -   Zambia
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:N'Dola, Zambia (NLA/FLSK)
Destination airport:N'Dola, Zambia (NLA/FLSK)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
G-ATEU, Beagle B.206C: Intended for the Libyan Government but retained by Beagle as demonstrator. First registered as G-ATEU 31 May 1965 to Beagle Aircraft Co Ltd., Shoreham, Sussex. On January 6, 1966 Vyrell Mitchell took off from Gatwick with G-ATEU (c/no B015) in order to present the twin-engine aircraft to the Flying Doctor Service in Zambia. Its first stop was Malta, or 2,220 km covered in six hours fifty-two minutes

Written off 17 January 1966: Damaged Beyond Repair when crashed at Mushingashi, N'Dola, Zambia, during demonstration and sales tour of Southern Africa.

Registration G-ATEU formally cancelled by the UK Civil Aviation Authority 17/1/1966 as "aircraft destroyed"


1. CAA:
3. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AVIA 101/150: [Zambian investigation; departmental comments on report; includes Zambian report]
5. (French text)

Revision history:

20-Nov-2010 03:57 VHKDK Added
08-Jul-2012 11:21 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
08-Aug-2015 01:30 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
18-Oct-2015 19:50 Dr.John Smith Updated [Narrative]
26-Nov-2020 16:49 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Source, Narrative]
13-Apr-2022 10:09 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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