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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 18287
Last updated: 11 June 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic J1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Auster J/1N Alpha
Owner/operator:Merrett Aviation
Registration: G-AIGR
C/n / msn: 2172
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Cranfield, Bedfordshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Standing
Departure airport:Cranfield, Bedfordshire (EGTC)
Destination airport:Cranfield, Bedfordshire (EGTC)
Damaged when overturned in gales on 31/3/1986 whilst parked at Cranfield, Bedfordshire. According to photos taken at the time the damage was apparently superficial: buckling to the skin of the rear fuselage and a bent tail fin. However, it was later discovered that G-AIGR had a twisted fuselage which presumably rendered it "beyond economical repair). Aircraft withdrawn from use, but registration only belatedly cancelled 20/11/96 - over ten years later!



Revision history:

17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
04-Jun-2012 17:01 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]
29-Oct-2014 22:12 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
29-Oct-2014 22:13 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code]
29-Oct-2014 22:14 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
25-Nov-2015 22:36 Dr.John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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