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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 18151
Last updated: 10 November 2020
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Date:14-FEB-1991
Time:16:06 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic J1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Auster J/1 Autocrat
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: G-AIZZ
C/n / msn: 2234
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Whitehall Farm, Watton-at-Stone, Hertfordshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Whitehall Farm, Watton-at-Stone, Hertfordshire
Destination airport:Whitehall Farm, Watton-at-Stone, Hertfordshire
Investigating agency: AAIB
Narrative:
Written off 14.2.1991 when hit power cables, which severed the starboard wing on impact and the Auster crashed at Whitehall Farm, Watton-at-Stone, Hertfordshire. Aircraft was attempting a forced landing due to engine failure - suspected to be carburettor icing - when it flew into the power cables at an estimated 20 feet agl. Both crew were seriously injured, but survived

Registration G-AIZZ cancelled by UK Civil Aviation Authority 29/4/1991 as "destroyed"

Sources:

http://www.aaib.gov.uk/cms_resources.cfm?file=/Auster%205J1,%20G-AIZZ%2007-91.pdf
https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1102532/
http://www.caa.co.uk/aircraft-registration/
https://www.pprune.org/aviation-history-nostalgia/358010-g-aizz.html

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: AAIB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report


Images:

Photo of G-AIZZ courtesy AirHistory.net


Biggin Hill (EGKB / BQH)
15 July 1959; (c) Jerry Hughes

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
09-Mar-2012 14:03 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
09-Oct-2012 12:14 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total occupants, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
09-Oct-2012 12:24 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
09-Oct-2012 12:28 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code]
09-Oct-2012 12:43 Anon. Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
14-Nov-2014 22:28 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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