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The fate of EI-BGK

Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 4:00 am
by avinoam549
Hi all.
I am researching the history of aviation in Israel.
EI-BGK was a Cessna P.206D C/N 206-0548 which flew in Israel,Then sold to England as G-BAMO,Then to N90WT And to EI-BGK.
I can not find this aircraft registered anywhere now.
Can someone tell me where is it now?
Thank you.

Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 12:11 pm
by Flange Bracket
If I remember correctly BGK was lost in a fatal CFIT accident in Scotland many years ago.

Pilot was Carsten Petersen.

Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 3:37 pm
by FLYbyWIT
If its of any interest G-BBEX based in hacketstown is ex israel air force,,, Haifa tower and other frequencies etched in glove box.

G-BBEX

Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 6:40 pm
by avinoam549
Quite interesting information.
G-BBEX is a Cessna 185 which was registered in Israel as 4X-ALD from Oct 1962.Sold to England in 1973.I have no info which connects this aircraft to the Israeli Air Force.
Is there any proof that this aircraft was with the IAF? (E.G. IAF S/N or Call Sign)
Avi

Cessna accident

Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 6:43 pm
by avinoam549
Thank you.Was the pilot killed?
Is it possible to find an accident report somewhere?
Avi

Flange Bracket wrote:If I remember correctly BGK was lost in a fatal CFIT accident in Scotland many years ago.

Pilot was Carsten Petersen.

Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 8:52 pm
by hugoj_air
I actually had a 15 minute flight (pax) in EI-BGK at Abbeyshrule on 10.08.1986.

On 02.12.1987 the C.206 was registered to Press 22 Aviation owned by Carsten Petersen, a Dane living in Ireland. His business was the transport of shell fish from Scotland mostly to southern Europe.

On 16.03.1989 the C.206 was registered to Bernadette Petersen and to be flown by her husband Carsten Petersen.

In answer to your question, was the pilot killed, yes Mr Carsten died in
the crash.

I have scanned pages 9 and 10 from the Jan 1990 issue (No. 181) of the
?Irish Air Letter? monthly publication, giving a very full account of EI-BGK?s Irish history up to and including the crash. I have managed to get them onto two e-mails but I can?t paste and copy them any further. If you send me your e-mail address I will post them on to you.
hugojwilhare@eircom.net

Regards,
Hugo.

Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 10:44 pm
by FLYbyWIT
G-BBEX was a drone puller for firing practice,, hence the pic of a pretty girl on the engine cowling and tagged with "SKY HOOKER" .
In the empennage and horizontal tailplane there is patch work due a few rounds not quite hitting the target and no doubt knocking years of the pilots life due stress. There is a list of radar/tower/groun frequencies etched on the inside of the glovebox when you pull it down so evidence is pretty conclusive as was the story behind it as i was told.

If you want proof i guess your just gonna have to go call on the owner and maybe check out prior to that its history in UK and how it came to be there.

Amazing aircraft , C-185A taildragger, 280 donkey's under the hud.
www.nationalparachutecentre.ie

http://www.flyinginirelandmagazine.com/ ... =8&pos=163

Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 9:08 am
by avinoam549
Hi.
I am sorry but I have checked with other Israeli aviation historians and seems that the IAF has never operated a Cessna 185,Only two Cessna 180.
However,I would love to receive more information on Ex Israeli aircraft which are flying/were flown in the UK/Irland.

Avi
:)
FLYbyWIT wrote:G-BBEX was a drone puller for firing practice,, hence the pic of a pretty girl on the engine cowling and tagged with "SKY HOOKER" .
In the empennage and horizontal tailplane there is patch work due a few rounds not quite hitting the target and no doubt knocking years of the pilots life due stress. There is a list of radar/tower/groun frequencies etched on the inside of the glovebox when you pull it down so evidence is pretty conclusive as was the story behind it as i was told.

If you want proof i guess your just gonna have to go call on the owner and maybe check out prior to that its history in UK and how it came to be there.

Amazing aircraft , C-185A taildragger, 280 donkey's under the hud.
www.nationalparachutecentre.ie

http://www.flyinginirelandmagazine.com/ ... =8&pos=163

Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 1:51 pm
by N714GZ
If it was on the civilian register it is possible that it was just contracted for target towing to the IDF.

Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 2:45 pm
by OnTheNumbers
I'm afraid to tell you that Echo X-ray was badly, badly damaged in a ground incident while undergoing regular maintenance in the UK. I have piccies if your interested.[/img][/i]

Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 7:32 pm
by FLYbyWIT
Yeah Please, email them to me if you could. Thats awful news.
Any idea what happened

Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 2:13 am
by G550
EI-BGK WAS EX WELTRADE/WESTAIR/SHANNON EXECUTIVE AVIATION IT WAS SOLD IN MID EIGHTIES AND DESTROYED IN A CRASH IN SCOTLAND I HAVE PHOTOS OF THE AIRCRAFT BUT CANT POST THEM FROM A MAC IF ANY ONE CAN TELL ME HOW???????????? I CAN TRY LOOK AT RECORDS OF THE AIRCRAFT AND SEE IF IT ORIGINATED IN ISRAEL BUT ID NEARLY SAY IT DID NOT

Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 8:50 am
by OnTheNumbers
PM me with your MAC problem

Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 12:22 pm
by FLYbyWIT
Hey onthenumbers, Any chance you could send me the pics of G-BBEX, I did PM you but nothing yet. Or just post them here if easier.
Cheers FBW

Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 1:40 pm
by OnTheNumbers
will do, but I didn't get a PM from you. PM me your email and I'll dig 'em out if I didn't delete them