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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 18305
Last updated: 10 November 2020
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Date:31-DEC-1966
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic J1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Auster J/1U Workmaster
Owner/operator:Ripper Robots Ltd
Registration: G-APXE
C/n / msn: 3500
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Khartoum -   Sudan
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:Khartoum, Sudan
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Ex-F-OBHS: (registered as such but not delivered). Instead first UK civil registered as G-APXE on 18.11.59 to Crop Culture (Overseas) Ltd., Bembridge, Isle of Wight. C of A issued 18.12.59. Spent much of its operational career (1960-66) in sub-Saharan Africa, especially in Sudan. Sold on 29.10.65 to Ripper Robots Ltd., Kings Lynn, Norfolk (but remained based at Khartoum, Sudan)

Written off when damaged near Khartoum, Sudan, whilst crop spraying 31.12.1966. Registration G-APXE belatedly cancelled 18.4.1972 as "PWFU" ("Permanently Withdrawn From Use")

Sources:

1. http://austerhg.org/prod_list/pages.php?page=3389
2. http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/HistorialMaterial/G-APXE-1.pdf
3. http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-APXE-2.pdf
4. http://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/G-APXE.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
11-Dec-2011 16:05 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
10-Jan-2012 15:11 Dr. John Smith Updated [Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]
03-Jun-2012 11:21 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Narrative]
30-May-2014 18:45 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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