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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 143993
Last updated: 1 August 2020
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Date:05-APR-1966
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic AUS9 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Auster AOP.9
Owner/operator:5th Inniskillen Dragoon Guards AAC
Registration: WZ715
C/n / msn: B5/10/40
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Benghazi Airport, Benina -   Libya
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Benghazi, Libya (BEN/HLLB)
Narrative:
Written off 5/4/1966: The pilot misjudged his approach to Benghazi Airport, Benina, Libya and landed in the undershoot area. The tail wheel struck the lip of the runway causing extensive damage to the aircraft. Later (on 15/7/1966) declared a write off and struck off charge as Cat.5(c)

Sources:

1. http://www.auster.ukf.net/p38.htm
2. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1966.htm
3. https://www.flickr.com/photos/60537194@N04/5522898830/
4. http://www.flightglobal.com/FlightPDFArchive/1955/1955%20-%201322.PDF


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2012 21:08 Dr. John Smith Added
06-Sep-2013 18:49 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
03-Feb-2020 10:38 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Operator]

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