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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 18516
Last updated: 10 July 2019
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Date:01-JAN-1964
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic AUS6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beagle-Auster 6A Tugmaster
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: G-ARDX
C/n / msn: 1905
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lasham, Hampshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Lasham, Hampshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
"We regret to record the death, in a flying accident at Lasham Aerodrome on January 1, of Mr Jeremy Brock, a well-known glider pilot who had taken up an appointment as manager and resident instructor at London Gliding Club, Dunstable, only the previous month.

Mr Brock was piloting an Auster 6A (G-ARDX) and was taking off from Lasham with a Skylark 2 sailplane on tow, the direction of take-off being almost directly into-sun. The Auster dived into the ground from a height of 200-300ft after the tow-rope had broken (reportedly after the sailplane had risen to an unusually high position on tow). The pilot of the sailplane made a safe landing."

Sources:

http://web.archive.org/web/20130717113810/http://daveg4otu.tripod.com:80/hancrash.html
https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1964/1964
http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-ARDX-2.pdf
http://austerhg.org/gallery3/Auster-1243594292/Model_A61/G-ARDX-ex-Mk-6A-Tugmaster
http://austerhg.org/prod_list/pages.php?page=1800
http://www.auster.ukf.net/p19.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
22-Jul-2009 01:10 VHKDK Updated
25-Feb-2012 20:24 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
21-Jul-2012 16:13 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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