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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 18015
Last updated: 2 December 2021
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Date:23-JUL-1950
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic AUS6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Auster AOP.6
Owner/operator:663 Squadron Royal Air Force (663 Sqn RAF)
Registration: VX112
MSN: 3721
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Stapleford Tawney, Essex -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Kenley, Whyteleafe, Surrey
Destination airport:Stapleford Tawney, Essex
Narrative:
Auster AOP.6 VX112/"ROA-S" 663 Squadron, RAF: Written off (damaged beyond repair) 23/7/1950. Stalled on landing in turbulent and gusty conditions at Stapleford Tawney, Essex. Aircraft sustained a "hard landing" at a low altitude, undercarriage collapsed, and skidded off the runway. Not repaired: deemed to be damaged beyond economic repair, and struck off charge as Cat.5 (Scrap) on 5/9/1950.

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.104 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft SA100-VZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1983)
3. Last Take Off; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1950 to 1953 by Colin Cummings p.69
4. https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1264086/ [photo of crash]
5. http://austerhg.org/prod_list/pages.php?page=4220
6. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=VX


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
25-Feb-2012 16:01 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
15-Aug-2012 07:53 Nepa Updated [Operator]
27-Dec-2020 20:51 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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