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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 18460
Last updated: 29 November 2015
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Type:Auster J/5R Alpine
Owner/operator:Grantchester Garage Ltd
Registration: G-APFW
C/n / msn: 3307
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:English Channel, at approx 50'10" N, 01'10" W -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Toussus-le-Noble, France (LFPN)
Destination airport:Southend, Essex (EGMC)
G-APFW Auster J/5R Alpine prototype, noted at Baginton on 23/4/60,the aircraft had a series of mishaps: bursting a tyre on landing on 22/4/60, and then left to clear customs at Elmdon on 23/3/60 only to have the brakes seize on landing and damaging a wingtip. G-APFW finally left for Kenya on 29/4/60. Later returned to the UK, and used for expedition to Katmandu, Nepal: left UK 5/9/60.

Written off on 7/2/61 when it ditched into the English Channel en route from Toussus-le-Noble, France to Southend, Essex at approximate co-ordinates 50'10" N, 01'10" W

Registration formally cancelled by UK Civil Aviation Authority 16/3/1961 as "destroyed"


Revision history:

17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
05-Jan-2012 14:56 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
03-Jun-2012 13:23 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Narrative]
23-May-2014 16:26 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
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