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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 19465
Last updated: 17 March 2020
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Type:Taylorcraft Auster I
Owner/operator:43 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (43 OTU RAF)
Registration: LB287
C/n / msn: 158
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Portfield Road, Stratford Tony, Salisbury, Wiltshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:RAF Old Sarum, Wiltshire (EGLS)
Destination airport:
Delivered to 653 Squadron on 7/ 9/42 at Penshurst, where it received slight damage after a pilot had taxied too close to a boundary hedge. On 28/3/43, it was transferred to 43 OTU at RAF Old Sarum, Wiltshire. Shortly afterwards on 10/4/43, it was written-off when a pupil pilot, making a dummy landing-run over a field, cut his approach too fine and flew into trees that lined the approach at Portfield Road, Stratford Tony, Salisbury, Wiltshire on 10/4/1943. LB287 was struck off charge on 30/4/43.


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

Revision history:

17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
04-Feb-2013 19:05 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
29-Apr-2014 23:52 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
27-Nov-2018 19:26 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]

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