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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 18281
Last updated: 27 November 2019
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Date:30-SEP-1959
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic J1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Auster J/1N Alpha
Owner/operator:Crop Culture (Overseas) Ltd
Registration: G-APIL
C/n / msn: 3386
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Tombel, Mungo Valley -   Cameroon
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:Tombel, Cameroon
Destination airport:
Narrative:
First civil registered 11/11/57 to Crop Culture (Aerial) Ltd., Bembridge, Isle of Wight. Re-registered to Crop Culture (Overseas) Ltd 10/7/59. (Registration briefly cancelled between 1/6/59 and 10/7/59, as the CAA seemed to think that the Auster had been "sold aboard to Cameroon". In fact G-APIL retained its UK registration, but left the UK for Cameroon on 1/6/59 for a crop-spraying contract in that country).

Damaged beyond repair 30/9/59 when crashed at Tombel, Mungo Valley, Cameroon, whilst crop spraying, killing the pilot. Registration G-APIL formally cancelled by UK Civil Aviation Authority 7/12/59 as "pwfu" ("Permanently Withdrawn From Use")

Sources:

1. http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-APIL.pdf
2. http://austerhg.org/prod_list/pages.php?page=3269
3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tombel


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
05-Jan-2012 15:06 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
03-Jun-2012 13:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Narrative]
23-May-2014 17:34 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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