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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 19500
Last updated: 14 September 2020
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Date:03-MAY-1942
Time:day
Type:Taylorcraft Plus C2
Owner/operator:651 Squadron Royal Air Force (651 Sqn RAF)
Registration: HL536
C/n / msn: 105
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lydd Gunnery Ranges, Lydd, Kent -   United Kingdom
Phase: Standing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Lydd Gunnery Ranges, Lydd, Kent
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Ex-G-AFTY: first civil registered as such 19/5/1939 to Malling Aviation Ltd, West Malling, Kent. (C of R 9110/1; C of A 6602). Sold on to the Wiltshire School of Flying Ltd, High Post, Wiltshire 7/6/39 (delivered 10/7/39). (C of R 9110/2). Impressed into military service as HL536 on 30/9/1941. Served with C Flight, 651 Squadron RAF. Upgraded from Model C to Model C2 between 13/3/42 and 2/4/42, when returned to service

Written off (damaged beyond repair) when destroyed by fire whilst parked at the Lydd Gunnery Ranges, Lydd, Kent on 3/5/1942 due to a 'Very' flare pistol being discharged in the cockpit.

Sources:

1. Mike Draper, Auster Quarterly, Vol 1 No 1 Spring 1975: http://austerhg.org/auster_mags/Auster%20Quarterly%20Volume%201%20Number%201.pdf
2. http://austerhg.org/prod_list/pages.php
3. https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-AFTY.pdf
4. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/15-aeroplanes/80-register-gb-g-af
5. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A11.html
6. http://sussexhistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=15849.0
7. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lydd_Ranges


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
08-Dec-2012 06:59 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
10-Jan-2013 13:01 Nepa Updated [Operator]
29-Apr-2014 23:06 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
24-Feb-2018 19:04 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Source]
09-Mar-2020 00:31 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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