ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 144184
Last updated: 31 August 2014
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Date:24-NOV-1963
Time:
Type:Auster T.7
Owner/operator:Hong Kong Auxiliary AF
Registration: WE590
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Kai Tak -   Hong Kong
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Kai Tak, Hong Kong (HKG/VHKG)
Narrative:
Delivered to the RAF 19/03/1951. Served with the AOP SchooI, 657 Squadron, 652 Squadron, and 1900 Flight: sold to Hong Kong Auxiliary Air Force 13/11/1958, officially taken on charge 15/11/1958. Unusually, WE590 retained its original RAF serial in Hong Kong service (other Austers were re-serialled HKG-4 to HKG-9 with the Hong Kong AAF)

Written off 24/11/1963: Damaged in a flying accident landing at Kai Tak, Hong Kong. Repairs proved uneconomical and the aircraft was declared a write off. Struck off charge 1/2/1964 as CAT.5(c)

Sources:
1. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1963.htm
2. http://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?120496-Where-did-all-the-RHKAAF-Austers-end-up
3. http://austerhg.org/prod_list/pages.php?page=4289
4. http://www.auster.ukf.net/p38.htm
5. http://rhkaaf.com/the-aircraft/aircraft-registrations.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Mar-2012 22:08 Dr. John Smith Added
13-Oct-2013 20:37 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
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