ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 19488
Last updated: 1 August 2014
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Date:09-DEC-1941
Time:
Type:Taylorcraft Plus C
Owner/operator:651 Sqn RAF
Registration: ES957
C/n / msn: 112
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:West Down Plantation, Tilshead, Wiltshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Old Sarum, Wiltshire (EGLS)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Ex-G-AFUY: first civil registered as such 13/6/1939 to a Mr. Stanley Laurence of Alfreton, Derbyshire (although the aircraft was hangared at Tollerton, Nottinghamshire). Delivered 5/7/39.

Impressed into military service as ES957 on 31/7/1941. Had only a short military life, as a few months after its impressment, ES957 crashed on 9/12/41, after it turned too steeply, stalled from 100 feet and spun into the ground at West Down Plantation, Tilshead, Wilts

Sources:
1. Mike Draper, Auster Quarterly, Vol 1 No 1 Spring 1975
2. http://www.auster.ukf.net/p01.htm
3. http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-AFUY.pdf
4. http://austerhg.org/prod_list/pages.php
5. http://www.britsim.com/index.php/files-top/Aircraft---Civil/Taylorcraft-Plus-C-(Auster)/
6. http://www.orpheusweb.co.uk/vicsmith/Accidents/Dec41.html
7. http://www.goldenyears.ukf.net/reg_G-A11.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
08-Dec-2012 06:36 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
10-Jan-2013 12:59 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport]
29-Apr-2014 18:29 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
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