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Author Topic: Wallis WA-117 Autogyro (G-AXAR) fatality, Farnborough 1970  (Read 1690 times)
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« on: October 16, 2013, 10:16:01 AM »

Photographs of the tragic crash of the Wallis WA-117 Autogyro, G-AXAR, at Farnborough on the 11th September 1970.

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« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2013, 11:41:59 AM »

The pilot, who was killed in the crash, was Charles 'Pee-wee' Judge. He is geographically linked to this forum in that, at the time of his death, he was the Chief Test Pilot for Beagle Aicraft, of Shoreham (and Rearsby), and it was at Shoreham that he had made the maiden flight of the Beagle Pup prototype (G-AVDF) in 1967. The AAIB accident report will be found at http://www.aaib.gov.uk/cms_resources.cfm?file=/7-1974%20G-AXAR.pdf and a different angle on the cause of the accident at http://www.aircraftdesigns.com/accidents.html.
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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2018, 16:26:01 PM »

Daily Mirror - Saturday 12 September 1970

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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2018, 17:20:47 PM »

As all the images of G-AXAR hitherto have shown it crashing or crashed, I thought that it might be interesting to see it as it was. The attached photograph comes from Volume 2 of British Private Aircraft 1946-1970 and the caption, succinctly explaining the cause of the crash, is that of the author, Arthur Ord-Hume.

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