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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 151423
Last updated: 10 February 2020
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Date:12-JUN-1963
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic AUS9 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Auster AOP.9
Owner/operator:651 Sqn AAC
Registration: XP248
C/n / msn: B5/10/156
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF stn Manston, Kent (MSE/EGMH) -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Middle Wallop, Hampshire (EGVP)
Destination airport:RAF Manston, Kent (MSE/EGMH)
Narrative:
Dropped onto the runway at Manston, Kent on 12/6/1963 from an altitude of two feet, after the engine stalled while landing. On return to Middle Wallop the starboard longeron was found to be bowed at a previous repair spot. Due to this the airframe was not repaired.

Declared to be beyond economical repair and struck off charge as Cat.5(G/I): allocated to ground instructional use 7822M on 17/9/1964

Later sold off to private ownership in the Sandy, Bedfordshire area. In August 2008 there were reports of an Auster AOP.9 stored in the Coventry area, marked as WZ679, but in fact made of a composite of two airframes: XP244 and XP248

Sources:

1. http://www.auster.ukf.net/p38.
2. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1963.htm
3. http://www.militaryaircraftmarkings.co.uk/MAMupdate41-2008.pdf
4. http://www.demobbed.org.uk/aircraft.php?type=1090
5. http://austerhg.org/gallery3/Auster-1243594292/Mark_9/XP248-Mk9


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Dec-2012 14:27 Dr. John Smith Added
12-Jan-2013 05:56 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport]
08-Oct-2013 19:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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