ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 19377
Last updated: 26 November 2014
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Date:02-JUL-1954
Time:
Type:Taylorcraft Auster AOP.V
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: G-ANIT
C/n / msn: 1407
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:English Channel off Hastings, East Sussex -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Ashford Aerodrome, Kent (EGMD)
Destination airport:Hastings (Pebsham) aerodrome
Narrative:
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

Sources:
http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-ANIT.pdf
http://www.auster.ukf.net/p14.htm
http://sussexhistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=379.5;wap2
http://austerhg.org/prod_list/pages.php?page=1289


Revision history:

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