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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 18456
Last updated: 20 October 2017
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Type:Auster J/5P Autocar
Owner/operator:William Robert BRAILSFORD
Registration: YI-ADB
C/n / msn: 3256
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:St. Raguard Forest, 36 miles NW of Lyon -   France
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Rearsby, Leicestershire
Destination airport:Baghdad, Iraq
Crashed on delivery flight from England to Iraq. The wreckage - and the body of the pilot were not found until November 1960.According to contemporary newspaper reports ("Ottawa Citizen Nov 4 1960) the wreckage was discovered on November 2 1960 in the St. Ragaur Forest, 36 miles north-west of Lyon, France.


Auster aircraft production ( )
Newspaper report:,917410

Revision history:

17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
04-Nov-2009 10:43 harro Updated
28-Nov-2012 06:21 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Sep-2013 04:14 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Nature, Source, Narrative]

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