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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 18294
Last updated: 1 November 2019
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Date:21-JAN-1973
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic J1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Auster J/1N Alpha
Owner/operator:Anthony Leslie Young
Registration: G-AJIP
C/n / msn: 2334
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:2 miles W of Longbridge Deverill, near Warminster, Wiltshire, -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Exeter, Devon
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Written off (damaged beyond repair) when crashed two miles west of Longbridge Deverill (a village and civil parish about 2.5 miles south of Warminster in Wiltshire) on 21/1/1973. According to a report in "Auster Quarterly" Vol 1 No 5:

"During September 1971, a replacement engine was located for the J /1N G-AJIP. It was in a Tiger Moth that had been earmarked for static exhibition at Keith Fordyce's museum at Torbay. The log-books indicated that sufficient hours were remaining to warrant a purchase, so a deal was struck which involved the fitting of G-AJIP's broken engine into the Tiger, after which the J/1N was fitted with a tow-bar and loaned to the Compton Abbas Gliding Club for the 1972 season. When the airfield closed later that year, the Alpha was returned to Kingweston from where it was sold to a Mr. Phillips of Warminster, on November 8th 1972. The aircraft was kept at Earl Trollope's strip at Longbridge Deverill until it was written-off in a crash after hitting trees in a valley two miles west of Longbridge Deverill."

Registration G-AJIP cancelled 16/8/1973 as "PWFU" ("Permanently Withdrawn From Use")

Sources:

1. Mike Draper, Auster Quarterly Vol 1 No 5 (published 1976)
2. http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-AJIP-3.pdf
3. http://www.auster.ukf.net/p23.htm
4. https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1030396/
5. http://austerhg.org/prod_list/pages.php?page=2229


Images:


circa 1958 G-AJIP giving pleasure rides at Exeter Airshow

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
04-Dec-2012 13:50 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
30-Jul-2015 22:49 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
01-Sep-2017 19:40 Anon. Updated [Photo, ]

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