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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 18128
Last updated: 9 August 2020
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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:Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough
Registration: WZ702
C/n / msn: AUS/10/28
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Farnborough Airfield, Farnborough, Hampshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Farnborough Airfield, Farnborough, Hampshire (EGLF)
Destination airport:Farnborough Airfield, Farnborough, Hampshire (EGLF)
Auster AOP.9 WZ702: Delivered 1/6/1955. Operational service career was with the Manufacturers (Auster Aircraft Ltd), and the RAE (Royal Aircraft Establishment) at Farnborough

Written off 14/8/1957: Stalled after bouncing on landing at Farnborough, Hampshire. The wing then dropped and the aircraft nosed over onto its back. The pilot escaped unhurt. Not repaired: Aircraft deemed "beyond economic repair", and Struck off Charge as Cat.5(c) on 18/9/1957. Broken up for spares and produce at Farnborough.


1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.192 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1983 p 110)
3. Category Five; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1954 to 2009 by Colin Cummings p.260
6. Auster WZ702 at Rearsby pre-delivery: and

Revision history:

17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
03-Feb-2012 19:13 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
09-Aug-2020 20:42 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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