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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 19482
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Date:26-FEB-1947
Time:
Type:Taylorcraft Auster Plus D
Owner/operator:Wiltshire School of Flying Ltd
Registration: G-AHKN
C/n / msn: 180
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:High Post, Durnford, near Salisbury, Wiltshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Standing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:High Post, Wiltshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Ex-RAF Auster LB321. Delivered direct from the Auster factory to 654 Squadron on 5/10/42, and flown to 47 MU RAF Sealand, for packaging on 23/12/ 42. However, its sailing orders were cancelled, and instead was released for 652 Squadron on 8/2/43, passing to 656 Squadron on 20/3/43. Shortly afterwards, it was allotted to 20 MU RAF Aston Down on 30/4/43, until flown to 1 EFTS on 27/5/43.

On 15/12/43 LB321 was transferred to 22 EFTS where it remained until 5/8/44 when returned to 20 MU at RAF Aston Down. On 18/4/45 it joined 316 Squadron for 'hack' duties, until flown direct to 5 MU for disposal on 21/2/46. On 29/4/46, LB321 was sold to the Wiltshire Flying CIub and civilianised as G-AHKN.

Civil registered 24/4/46 (C of A 7695/C of A 10136/1) as G-AHKN to the Wiltshire School of Flying Ltd., High Post Aerodrome, Salisbury, Wiltshire.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) when destroyed by fire whilst parked at High Post, Durnford, near Salisbury, Wiltshire on 26/2/1947. The fire was reported to have been accidental (and not as a result of arson/deliberately being set on fire) Registration G-AHKN cancelled 3/3/1947 as "destroyed by fire"

Sources:

1. https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-AHKN.pdf
2. http://www.auster.ukf.net/p01.htm
3. http://www.austerhg.org/auster_mags/Auster%20Quarterly%20Volume%201%20Number%202.pdf p 46
4 http://www.dtvmovements.co.uk/Archivesmonths/1982/1982%20-%20May.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
10-Dec-2012 10:46 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
19-Nov-2019 02:09 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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