Incident Miles M.2 Hawk G-ACYA,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 203652
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Date:Monday 8 July 1940
Type:Miles M.2 Hawk
Owner/operator:Stanley B Wilmont
Registration: G-ACYA
MSN: 105
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Hooton Park Aerodrome, Cheshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Standing
Departure airport:Hooton Park Aerodrome, Cheshire
Destination airport:
First registered (C of R 5342) on 10.9.34 as G-ACYA to H.J. Hardy, Barton Aerodrome, Barton, Salford, Lancaashire. C of A 4501 issued October 1934. Sold on and re-registered (C of R 8473) on 23.4.38 to Stanley B Wilmont, Ludlow, Shropshire.

Withdrawn from use and stored at Hooton Park Aerodrome from 4.9.39 when all private civilian flying was prohibited due to the outbreak of war. G-ACYA was one of a number of private civilian aircraft that were destroyed on the "Great Fire of Hooton" on 8.7.40. The Grandstand at Hooton Park Racecourse, where G-ACYA and a number of other withdrawn from use civilian aircraft were stored, burnt down, destroying this aircraft and several others.

Registration G-ACYA cancelled by the Air Ministry 7.10.40 due to "destruction or permanent withdrawl from use of aircraft"



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31-Dec-2017 23:30 Dr. John Smith Added

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