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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 18102
Last updated: 26 December 2019
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Date:09-OCT-1964
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic AUS9 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Auster AOP.9
Owner/operator:14/20th Hussars, Army Air Corps
Registration: XP237
C/n / msn: B5/10/145
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Idris, Tripoli -   Libya
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Idris, Lybia (TIP/HLLT)
Narrative:
During take off from a track in Libya on 9/10/1964, the starboard wheel struck the roof of an Arab village hut, shearing off the starboard undercarriage. The flight continued for three hours to burn off fuel after which the pilot made a port wheel only landing at Idris. The aircraft ground looped after the starboard wing struck the ground but both occupants escaped safely.

Aircraft deemed to be written 0ff (damaged beyond ecnomical repair) and Struck off charge 23/10/1964 as Cat.5(scrap)

Sources:

http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1964.htm
http://www.auster.ukf.net/p38.htm
http://austerhg.org/prod_list/pages.php?page=4449
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Castel_Benito


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
24-Dec-2012 11:48 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
03-Oct-2013 23:40 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Destination airport, Source]

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