ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 19469
Last updated: 18 June 2020
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Date:09-JAN-1943
Time:
Type:Taylorcraft Auster I
Owner/operator:652 Squadron Royal Air Force (652 Sqn RAF)
Registration: LB329
C/n / msn: 188
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:3 miles South of Lockerbie, Dumfries -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Tinwald Downs, Dumfries
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Delivered to 652 Squadron 18/10/42, but was destroyed on 8/1/43 three miles south of Lockerbie, near Dumfries. During a low-level message-dropping exercise across a valley, LB329 struck high-tension wires that had been difficult to see due to the poles being hidden by trees.

Sources:

1. Mike Draper, Auster Quarterly Vol 1 No 2 Summer 1975
2. http://www.auster.ukf.net/p01.htm
3. http://austerhg.org/prod_list/pages.php?page=80


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
09-Dec-2012 14:33 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
20-Dec-2012 14:22 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
30-Apr-2014 01:29 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description