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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 18036
Last updated: 3 February 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic AUS6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Auster AOP.6
Owner/operator:657 Squadron Royal Air Force (657 Sqn RAF)
Registration: TW561
C/n / msn: 1931
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Bishops Waltham, 1 mile West of Lower Beeding, West Sussex -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Auster AOP.6 TW561, 657 Squadron RAF: Written off (damaged beyond repair) 6 September 1953 when hit overhead telephone wires and crashed at Bishops Waltham, one mile West of Lower Beeding, Sussex. Aircraft overturned on impact with wires, and the pilot Captain G H Lakes, was injured.


1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.150 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Last Take-off: A Record of RAF Aircraft Losses 1950 to 1953 Colin Cummings p 410

Revision history:

17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
11-Feb-2013 15:53 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
08-Apr-2013 20:47 Nepa Updated [Operator]
03-Feb-2020 02:00 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]

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