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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 19494
Last updated: 19 August 2020
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Date:17-MAY-1942
Time:day
Type:Taylorcraft Plus C2
Owner/operator:651 Squadron Royal Air Force (651 Sqn RAF)
Registration: HH984
C/n / msn: 119
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Old Sarum, Wiltshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Old Sarum, Wiltshire
Destination airport:RAF Old Sarum, Wiltshire
Narrative:
First civil registered [C of R 9157/1] as G-AFVY on 5/7/39 to Taylorcraft Aeroplanes (England) Ltd., Thurmaston, Leicestershire (aircraft based at Ratcliffe Aerodrome, Leicestershire). C of A 6674 issued July 1939. Registration G-AFVY cancelled/lapsed 3.8.39. Sold on and re-registered [C of R 9157/2] to the Derby Aero Club, Burnaston, Derbyshire 18/8/39.

Impressed into military service 31/8/1941 as HH984.(Civil registration G-AFVY cancelled 27/9/41). Allocated to D Flight, 651 Squadron at RAF Old Sarum, Wiltshire. Returned to Taylorcraft at Thurmaston, Leicestershire 1/4/42 for modifications to C/2 standard. Modification works completed 29/4/42.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) shortly after returning to 651 Squadron as a converted Model C2, HH984 caught fire in the air, and force-landed at Old Sarum, Wiltshire on 17/5/42. The aircraft was burnt out, and struck off charge as Cat.E2 the following day

Sources:

1. Mike Draper, Auster Quarterly Vol 1 No 1 Spring 1975 at http://austerhg.org/auster_mags/Auster%20Quarterly%20Volume%201%20Number%201.pdf
2. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A11.html
3. https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-AFVY.pdf
4. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/15-aeroplanes/80-register-gb-g-af
5. http://austerhg.org/prod_list/pages.php


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
08-Dec-2012 07:11 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
10-Jan-2013 13:02 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport]
29-Apr-2014 18:49 Dr. John Smith Updated [Phase, Source, Narrative]
29-Apr-2014 18:50 Dr. John Smith Updated [Destination airport]
25-Feb-2018 18:50 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]

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