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Last updated: 15 February 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic AUS9 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Auster AOP.9
Owner/operator:LAS Royal Air Force (LAS RAF)
Registration: WZ724
C/n / msn: B5/10/50
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:RAF Middle Wallop, Hampshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:AAC Middle Wallop, Hampshire (EGVP)
Destination airport:
Auster AOP.9 WZ724: Delivered to the RAF 10/11/1955. Operational service was with the LAS (Light Aircraft School), RAF Middle Wallop, Hampshire.

Substantially damaged 18/1/1957 in a flying accident, when crashed on takeoff, possibly at Middle Wallop, Hampshire. Struck off charge 22/5/1957 as Cat.5(gi): To ground instructional use 7432M at Middle Wallop. Later became a "gate guardian" on static display at Middle Wallop.

Sold off and civil registered as G-BXON on 01/12/1997. Sold to a new owner on 26/5/2016 and Restored to flying condition. Sadly, destroyed when crashed at Spanhoe, Harringworth, Northamptonshire on 18/6/2017, killing the pilot (see separate entry for full details)


1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.184 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1983 page 110)
3. Category Five; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1954 to 2009 by Colin Cummings p.210


Auster AOP.9 WZ724 as the "gate guardian" at Middle Wallop in October 1989: WZ724 Gate Guard at Middle Wallop (4013969847) The Aviation Photo Company: Auster Types &emdash; AAC Auster AOP.9 WZ724 displayed at Middle Wallop (1987)

Revision history:

25-Dec-2012 13:18 Dr. John Smith Added
19-Mar-2015 10:14 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Embed code]
23-Jul-2017 16:00 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
23-Dec-2019 22:30 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Nature, Operator]
21-Feb-2020 18:17 Xindel XL Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Operator]
17-Jul-2020 22:13 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
15-Feb-2021 10:34 Xindel Updated [Operator, Location, Narrative, Operator]

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