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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 19487
Last updated: 30 August 2020
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Type:Taylorcraft Plus C
Owner/operator:651 Squadron Royal Air Force (651 Sqn RAF)
Registration: ES960
C/n / msn: 113
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Alswick Hall, Buntingford, Hertfordshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Bovingdon, Hertfordshire
Destination airport:
Ex-G-AFUZ; civil registered as such 23/6/1939 to the County Flying Club Ltd, Rearsby, Leicestershire. C of R 91331/1, C of A 6659. Impressed into military service 31/7/1941 as ES960 under contract H.546122/41. Allocated to 651 Squadron, RAF.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) on 29/9/41 when it hit high-tension cables at Alswick Hall, Buntingford, Hertfordshire, and crashed out of control while taking part in a 'Bumper' exercise.


1. Mike Draper, Auster Quarterly, Vol 1 No 1 Spring 1975 at

Revision history:

17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
08-Dec-2012 06:26 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
12-Jan-2013 05:12 Nepa Updated [Operator]
29-Apr-2014 18:36 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
24-Feb-2018 22:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]

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