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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 89487
Last updated: 18 September 2021
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Date:05-DEC-1958
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic AUS6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Taylorcraft Auster AOP.6
Owner/operator:Belgian Army Aviation
Registration: A-2
MSN: 2823
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mount Belgica, South Pole -   Antarctica
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Overturned whilst taxying near Mount Belgica during 1958 South Pole expedition, wreck abandoned on the South Pole where it crashed.

Wreckage was rediscovered by the 2007-2008 Belgian South Pole expedition exactly 50 years after the crash.

Sources:

http://belmilac.wetpaint.com/page/Taylorcraft+Auster+AOP.6
http://www.auster.ukf.net/p28.htm
http://austerhg.org/prod_list/pages.php?page=2720
The Victoria Advocat 15 December 1958, p1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Jan-2011 13:20 ThW Added
24-Jan-2011 13:21 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Country]
27-Feb-2012 15:10 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
22-Jul-2019 08:11 TB Updated [Total occupants, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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