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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 18301
Last updated: 26 November 2020
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Date:24-APR-1969
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic J1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Auster J/1S Autocrat
Owner/operator:Herbert Ralph Montefiore
Registration: G-AMVN
C/n / msn: 3102
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Fyfield, near Ongar, Essex -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Stapleford, Essex (EGSG)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Destroyed in midair collision with Aircoupe G-AROP over Fyfield, near Ongar, Essex, 24/4/1969; pilots of both aircraft killed. Note that, although some sources give the crash location as "Fyfield, near Ongar, Essex", according to the official AAIB report into the accident, held at the UK National archives at Kew, Surrey, the crash location was given as "WILLINGALE AIRFIELD, WHITLEY GREEN, ONGAR, ESSEX"

Registration G-AMVN cancelled by the CAA same day (24/4/1969) as aircraft "destroyed"

Sources:

1. CAA: https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-AMVN-1.pdf
2. CAA: https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-AMVN-2.pdf
2. http://www.northwealdairfieldmuseum.com/upload/IncidentsWestEssexto2000.pdf
3. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AVIA 101/648 to AVIA 101/653 inclusive (6 files): https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C5070658 to https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C5070663
4. http://austerhg.org/prod_list/pages.php?page=2980 .


Images:

Photo of G-AMVN courtesy AirHistory.net


Dieppe - Saint-Aubin (LFAB / DPE)
10 July 1965; (c) Jerry Hughes

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
13-Jun-2009 23:19 VHKDK Updated
27-Nov-2012 19:21 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
07-Aug-2015 22:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Source, Narrative]
07-Aug-2015 23:14 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
26-Nov-2020 17:55 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Source]
26-Nov-2020 18:39 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]

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