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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 17949
Last updated: 2 December 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic AUS6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Taylorcraft Auster AOP Mk 6
Owner/operator:3 FPP Royal Air Force (3 FPP RAF)
Registration: VF563
MSN: 2521
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Frampton Mansell, 5 miles ESE of Stroud, Gloucestershire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:RAF Aston Down, Gloucestershire
Destination airport:
Auster AOP.6 VF563, 3 FPP, RAF: Written off (destroyed) when Stalled and spun into the ground whilst turning onto the crosswind leg of the circuit at Aston Down. Crashed at Frampton Mansell, just to the northeast of the airfield on 12.12.46

Flying Officer (Pilot) Edwin Charles Dale Colton DFC RAFVR (Service Number 187894, aged 23), killed in a flying accident 12/12/1946. Buried at Rake Lane Cemetery, Wallasey, Wirral, Cheshire R.I.P.

Frampton Mansell is a small English village 5 miles (8 km) ESE of Stroud, in the parish of Sapperton. It is lies off the A419 road between Stroud and Cirencester.


1. Halley, James (1999). Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents. Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft SA100-VZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1985)

Revision history:

17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
21-Feb-2012 13:12 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
06-May-2013 01:20 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
30-May-2013 16:15 Nepa Updated [Operator]
07-Jul-2014 06:49 angels one five Updated [Operator]
19-Nov-2018 20:09 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
19-Nov-2018 20:17 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Operator]
18-Nov-2019 19:38 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
18-Nov-2019 19:39 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
18-Nov-2019 22:05 Anon. Updated [Operator, Operator]

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