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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 17180
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Type:Silhouette image of generic J1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Auster J/1 Autocrat
Owner/operator:Koninkijke Aero Club van Belgie
Registration: OO-ABL
MSN: 2042
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Schaffen Air Base, 2.1 km NNE of Diest, Flemish Brabant -   Belgium
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Schaffen AB, Diest, Balguim (EBDT)
Destination airport:
Victor M Ortmans killed in a flying accident aboard Auster J/1 Autocrat OO-ABL when it crashed whilst giving at demonstration/display flight at Schaffen/Diest Air Base, a Belgian Air Force Base, located 2.1 km north-northeast of Diest in Flemish Brabant, Belgium on 8/08/1950.


1. Belgian Civil Aircraft since 1920 / J.Appleton and A. Thys, 1980 (ISBN 0 904597 25 3)
2. Source: La Conquete de l'air September 1950

Revision history:

06-Apr-2008 07:00 ASN archive Added
26-Oct-2015 20:17 Dr.John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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