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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 19377
Last updated: 23 June 2018
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Type:Taylorcraft Auster AOP.V
Registration: G-ANIT
C/n / msn: 1407
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:English Channel off Hastings, East Sussex -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Ashford Aerodrome, Kent (EGMD)
Destination airport:Hastings (Pebsham) aerodrome
Written off (damaged beyond repair) when crashed into the sea off Hastings, East Sussex on 2/7/1954. The insurance report stated that the Auster was on a flight from Lympne when the engine failed at 500 feet. Pilot/owner Mike Macey ditched the aircraft, just off the beach at Hastings, and climbed out onto a wing. He was taken off by the local RNLI lifeboat just before the aircraft sank. The aircraft had taken off with sufficient fuel and the engine failure was attributed to a loose banjo union causing loss of fuel. The report doesn't state the intended destination but it may well have been Hastings (Pebsham) airfield. Registration cancelled 2/8/1954 as PWFU


Revision history:

17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
25-Nov-2012 15:33 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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