On the 8th of August 1998 this Cessna was damaged in a landing accident at a private farm strip somewhere on the North Yorkshire Moors. The pilot was planning to return to the farm strip where he was based but the weather made a turn for the worse so he diverted to another farm strip in the locality. The weather here was fine so after a short while, following an unsuccessful attempt at telephoning his home airfield he set out on the 20 minutes flight home, the weather was by now fine and when he got to his airstrip the landing area looked fine. he touched down on the strip but as he applied the brakes there was no response. As he approached the end of the strip the pilot slewed the aircraft to the right, he was unable to stop before he hit the boundary fence with the tail of the aircraft and the propeller struck a wooden gate. The reason for the mishap was put on the wet runway which appeared dry from the air.
This Cessna was built by Reims Aviation SA, France and first registered in the UK on 9th September 1971. It's history is not yet known, other than it suffered its Cat.3/FA accident on the above date. The aircraft was repaired and registered to Middleton Minature Moulding Ltd at Barnard Castle on 12th August 1998, four days after the accident but the aircraft could not have been repaired by then. The registration was cancelled on 29th April 1999 when it was re-registered as F-FIJJ. It's current registration to David Roger Vale at Burton on Trent commenced on 29th April 2003.
Pilot - Unknown, uninjured.