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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 18105
Last updated: 13 December 2019
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Date:25-JUL-1963
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic AUS9 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Auster AOP.9
Owner/operator:8 Recce Flt AAC
Registration: XN440
C/n / msn: B5/10/136
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Aden -   Yemen
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Aden (Yemen)
Destination airport:Aden (Yemen)
Narrative:
Written off (damaged beyond economic repair) 25/7/1963 when crashed in Aden, details not known. In 1968, an Auster AOP9 marked XN44? (last digit obscured) was photographed at Hallers car scrapyard just outside East Dereham, Norfolk. This SHOULD be XN440, as the only other three Auster AOP.9s in that serial range (XN440-XN443) can be accounted for:

XN441 - sold for civil use as G-BGXT
XN442 - scrapped at 103 MU Akrotiri, Cypris 11/7/1966
XN443 - scrapped at Middle Wallop in 1974

Sources:

1. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1963.htm
2. http://www.auster.ukf.net/p38.htm
3. https://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?36444-Scrapyard-Photos-Any-More&p=1678202


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
24-Dec-2012 14:49 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
06-May-2013 19:39 Nepa Updated [Operator]
08-Oct-2013 23:54 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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