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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 19458
Last updated: 17 June 2020
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Type:Taylorcraft Auster I
Owner/operator:654 Squadron Royal Air Force (654 Sqn RAF)
Registration: LB320
C/n / msn: 179
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Delph, West Yorkshire, 4 miles ENE of Oldham -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Delph, West Yorkshire
Destination airport:
Delivered direct to 654 Squadron on 30/9/ 42, but was badly damaged at Delph Aerodrome, West Yorkshire on 9/11/42, when after taking-off from a forced-landing, the pilot climbed too steeply to clear a fence, stalled and crashed. The pilot had earlier made a successful forced landing in the same field while on a cross country training flight.

Initially damage was declared as Cat. B., but after an inspection by Taylorcraft, LB320 was considered to be written-off and duly struck off charge on the 23/11/42.


1. Mike Draper, Auster Quarterly Vol 1 No 2 Summer 1975

Revision history:

17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
04-Feb-2013 19:33 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
08-Apr-2013 17:15 Nepa Updated [Operator]
30-Apr-2014 00:40 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]

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