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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 18091
Last updated: 13 January 2020
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Date:03-SEP-1964
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic AUS9 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Auster AOP.9
Owner/operator:6 Flt AAC
Registration: XP246
C/n / msn: B5/10/154
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lowesby, Leicestershire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Middle Wallop, Hampshire (EGVP)
Destination airport:Rearsby, Leichestershire
Narrative:
Written off (damaged beyond repair) 3/9/1964: The aircraft encountered bad weather while en-route Middle Wallop to Rearsby, Leicestershire. The pilot attempted a forced landing in a field at Lowersby, Leicestershire but then tried to overshoot after deciding that the field was too rough. The overshoot failed and the aircraft struck a hedge.Per eyewitness report from the pilot involved:

"Precautionary landing in poor visibility. Field discovered to be unsuitable, ridges at right angles to landing. Slope climbed faster than aircraft overshooting! Hedge at top proved invincible..."

Aircraft written off (damaged beyond repair) and Struck off charge as Cat.5(scrap): Allocated to 71 MU RAF Bicester dump in 1965

Sources:

1. Pilot... Sgt Peter Kibblewhite (eyewitness report)
2. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1964.htm
3. http://www.auster.ukf.net/p38.htm
4. http://www.austerhg.org/prod_list/pages.php?page=4469
5. http://www.aviation.technomuses.ca/databases/image_bank/dig_image.cfm?Lang=e&id=KM1108
6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lowesby


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
12-Mar-2009 12:49 beaver Updated
24-Dec-2012 11:56 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
06-May-2013 19:43 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport]
03-Oct-2013 15:59 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
03-Oct-2013 16:04 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
03-Oct-2013 16:09 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]

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