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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 19475
Last updated: 25 July 2020
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Date:24-APR-1960
Time:
Type:Taylorcraft Auster Plus D
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: G-AHVR
C/n / msn: 170
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Torrington, Devon -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Compton Abbas Airfield - EGHA
Destination airport:
Narrative:
During a local flight the aircraft was approaching up sun to land in a field. After touchdown the pilot opened the throttle to go-around but the aircraft struck a raised bank near the boundary and crashed into the field beyond. The pilot reported that before and after touchdown he was dazzled by the sun.

Sources:

http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-AHVR-2.pdf
http://www.auster.ukf.net/p01.htm
http://www.ukserials.com/losses_civil.htm
https://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?24189-Pics-from-1952-where-to-post/page4
Survey of accidents to aircraft in the United Kingdom 1960 / CAA


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
10-Dec-2012 13:50 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
27-May-2015 19:55 harro Updated [Total occupants, Source, Narrative]

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