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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 19502
Last updated: 25 November 2020
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Date:17-JAN-1941
Time:day
Type:Taylorcraft Plus D
Owner/operator:651 Squadron Royal Air Force (651 Sqn RAF)
Registration: X7533
C/n / msn: 131
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Alford, Lincolnshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:RAF Alford, Lincolnshire
Narrative:
First civil registered [C of R 9170/1] on 1/8/39 as G-AFWL to Taylorcraft Aeroplanes (England) Ltd., Thurmaston, Leicestershire (aircraft based at Ratcliffe Aerodrome, Leicestershire). C of A 6722 issued 31/8/39. With the outbreak of WW II, G-AFWL remained unsold, and, as a result of that factor, and other more pressing "War work" it was dismantled at Rearsby in March/April 1940. Registration G-AFWL formally cancelled 29/5/40 due to "destruction or permanent withdrawl from use of aircraft"

However, rebuilt at Rearsby in May 1940, and civil registered 6/6/1940 as G-AGBF to Taylorcraft Aeroplanes (England) Ltd., Thurmaston, Leicestershire. Civil regsitration G-AGBF cancelled 1/8/40 due to "change of ownership of aircraft".

Impressed into military service as X7533 on 9/8/1940 under contract B.103819/40. Used for experiments in Air Observation Post operations with School of Army Co-operation, No.651 Squadron and No.1424 Flight.

During an AOP exercise with the 19th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery, X7533 suffered an engine failure, and forced-landed at Alford, Lincolnshire. on 17/1/41, running into a ditch. The pilot, 2nd Lt A.C. Morgan, sustained injuries. The wreckage was taken to Taylorcraft Auster at Rearsby on 27/1/41, but was deemed beyond economical repair, and struck off charge on 4/2/41 as Cat.E1

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. https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-AFWL.pdf
3. https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-AGBF.pdf
4. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/15-aeroplanes/80-register-gb-g-af
5. http://austerhg.org/prod_list/pages.php?page=20
6. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A11.html
7. http://www.bcar.org.uk/new1941-incident-logs
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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
08-Dec-2012 05:19 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
12-Jan-2013 05:09 Nepa Updated [Operator]
12-Aug-2013 04:22 JINX Updated [Operator]
29-Apr-2014 18:13 Dr. John Smith Updated [Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
03-Jun-2015 16:17 JEPA Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport]
25-Feb-2018 23:26 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
25-Feb-2018 23:26 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]

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