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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 19499
Last updated: 19 August 2020
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Type:Taylorcraft Plus C2
Owner/operator:43 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (43 OTU RAF)
Registration: HL533
C/n / msn: 103
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Whitley, Coventry, Warwickshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:RAF Whitley, Coventry, Warwickshire
Destination airport:
Taylorcraft Plus C (c/no.103) First civil registered as G-AFTO to Coventry (Civil) Aviation Ltd, Whitley, 2/5/39, and delivered 22/5/39. C of R 9101. C of A 6580. Registration G-AFTO cancelled ("Cancellation by Secretary of State") 9/9/41. Impressed into military service 30/9/41 as HL533. To Rearsby, Leicestershire 8/5/42 for modications and upgrading to Taylorcraft Plus Model C.2. Returned to service after modifications 26/6/42.

After its return to 651 Squadron as a Model C2, it was transferred to 654 Squadron on 2/9/42, and later to 43 OTU on 3/11/42. On 23/11/42, HL533 crashed on take off, at Whitley Aerodrome, Coventry, Warwickshire, killing its pilot, Lt. Llewellyn, after a total of 422.45 flying hours


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

Revision history:

17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
09-Dec-2012 10:13 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
29-Apr-2014 22:55 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
06-Jun-2015 15:59 Comet123 Updated [Operator, Location, Nature, Departure airport]
23-Feb-2018 13:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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