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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 19488
Last updated: 16 June 2020
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Type:Taylorcraft Plus C
Owner/operator:651 Squadron Royal Air Force (651 Sqn RAF)
Registration: ES957
C/n / msn: 112
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:West Down Plantation, Tilshead, Wiltshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Old Sarum, Wiltshire (EGLS)
Destination airport:
Ex-G-AFUY: first civil registered as such 13/6/1939 to a Mr. Stanley Laurence of Alfreton, Derbyshire (although the aircraft was hangared at Tollerton, Nottinghamshire). C of R 9132/1, C of A 6653, delivered 5/7/39.

Impressed into military service as ES957 on 31/7/1941. Issued to 651 Squadron, RAF at Old Sarum, Wiltshire. Had only a short military life, as a few months after its impressment, ES957 crashed on 9/12/41, after it turned too steeply, stalled from 100 feet and spun into the ground at West Down Plantation, Tilshead, Wiltshire


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 06:36 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
10-Jan-2013 12:59 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport]
29-Apr-2014 18:29 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
24-Feb-2018 22:19 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
24-Feb-2018 22:21 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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