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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 18186
Last updated: 18 November 2019
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Date:02-JAN-1976
Time:overnight
Type:Silhouette image of generic J1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Auster J/1 Autocrat
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: G-AGVG
C/n / msn: 1858
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Paull Airfield, Hull, Humberside -   United Kingdom
Phase: Standing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Paull Airfield, Hull, Humberside
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Reportedly written off (damaged beyond repair) overnight on 1st/2nd January 1976 when parked outdoors at Paull Airfield, Hull, Humberside. According to a report in "Auster Quarterly" (Vol.1 issue 6):

"...We are reminded of the disastrous period of January 1st/2nd. 1976 when gales swept the country and caused havoc amongst Britain's Auster population.

Beginning on the east coast, at Hull/Paull the J/1 Autocrat G-AGVG was blown onto its back and written-off, having been re-registered to T.F. McDonald only two days previously, on December 31st, although it had in fact been sold by Jim A'lexander some while previously. Insurance claim settled, the remains of G-AGVG were later acquired by the Leicestershire Museum and conveyed by road to Leicester East on March 12th, 1'976 to provide the Museum with an urgently needed replacement engine for the Autocrat G-AGOH".

Despite being reportedly wrecked on the night of 1st/2nd January 1976, the registration G-AGVG was only cancelled by the CAA on 15th September 1986 (over ten years later!). Sold on for repairs/rebuild and registration restored 24th June 1987. Sold on four times since, and still airworthy in 2014, with a Continental O-360 engine replacing the original engine

Sources:

1. http://www.caa.co.uk/aircraft-registration/
2. http://austerhg.org/auster_mags/Auster%20Quarterly%20Volume%201%20Number%206.pdf
3. http://homepage.ntlworld.com/derek.blake87/leics.htm


Images:

Photo of G-AGVG courtesy AirHistory.net


West Tisted
7 June 2014; (c) Mick Bajcar

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
21-Jul-2015 22:34 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Time, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]
21-Jul-2015 22:38 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
21-Jul-2015 22:40 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
21-Jul-2015 22:41 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
21-Jul-2015 22:42 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
24-Jul-2015 18:15 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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