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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 17973
Last updated: 4 December 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic AUS6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Auster AOP.6
Owner/operator:664 Squadron/1969 (Reserve) AOP Flt Royal Air Force (664 Sqn/1969 (Reserve) AOP Flt RAF)
Registration: VF520
MSN: 2289
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Ingoldmells, 3 miles north of Skegness, Lincolnshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Skegness Airfield, Skegness, Lincolnshire (EGNI)
Destination airport:Skegness Airfield, Skegness, Lincolnshire (EGNI)
Auster AOP.6 VF520, 664 Squadron/1969 (Reserve) AOP Flt RAF: Delivered 13/11/1946. Written off (destroyed) 1/8/1953: The aircraft took off from Skegness Airport, Skegness, Lincolnshire for an 'air experience flight' and 'demonstation flying' sortie. The Auster completed only part of the circuit, before entering a steep turn to the right.

The Auster then flicked to the left, and dived into the ground. The cause of the crash was attributed to the aircraft stalling, with not enough alttiude to initiate a recovery. Both crew were killed

Crew of Auster VF520:
2nd Lieutenant (411846) Allan Robin BLACK (Army) - killed in service 1/8/1953
Captain (389914) George William CUMMINGS (Army) - killed in service 1/8/1953

The reported crash location of Ingoldmells is a coastal village, civil parish and resort in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated on the A52, and 3 miles north from the resort of Skegness.


1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.147 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft SA100-VZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1985)
3. Last Take Off; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1950 to 1953 by Colin Cummings p.397

Revision history:

17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
25-Feb-2012 10:49 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
02-Mar-2012 06:38 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]
06-May-2021 18:50 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
06-May-2021 20:21 MiG17 Updated [Operator, Location, Narrative, Operator]
07-May-2021 15:14 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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