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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 144093
Last updated: 6 August 2019
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Date:27-JUN-1965
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic AUS9 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Auster AOP.9
Owner/operator:2 Regiment, Anglian Platoon, Army Air Corps
Registration: WZ727
C/n / msn: B5/10/52
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Episkopi, Limassol -   Cyprus
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Akrotiri, Cyprus (AKT/LCRA)
Destination airport:Episkopi, Cyprus (EPK)
Narrative:
Auster AOP>9 WZ727 of 2 Regiment, Anglian Platoon, Army Air Corps was damaged on 27/6/1965 when the pilot made a precautionary landing on rough ground near Episkopi, Cyprus due to suspected high oil temperature. It then overturned after running into a mound of soft earth. The precautionary landing was, in fact, later discovered to be unnecessary. The engine had in fact been operating normally, but a faulty reading on the temperature gauge was caused by a short circuit. The aircraft was later recovered to Akrotiri, and declared a write off, being struck off charge as Cat.5(c) on 31/8/1965

Sources:

1. http://www.auster.ukf.net/p38.htm
2. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1965.htm
3. photo of crash: http://austerhg.org/gallery3/Auster-1243594292/Mark_9/WZ727-Mk9-Crash
4. http://austerhg.org/prod_list/pages.php?page=4409


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Feb-2012 12:14 Dr. John Smith Added
18-Sep-2013 06:28 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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