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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 18032
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
Auster AOP.6
Owner/operator:663 Squadron / 1954 Flt Royal Air Force (663 Sqn / 1954 Flt RAF)
Registration: TW576
MSN: 1950
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Norbury, 2 miles SE of Woodseaves, Staffordshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Wolverhampton Airfield, Pendeford, Staffordshire
Destination airport:
Auster AOP.6 TW576, 1954 Flight/663 Squadron, RAF: Written off (damaged beyond repair) 3/2/1952 when flew into overhead HT cables while making a low level approach, and crashed at Norbury, 2 miles SE of Woodseaves, Staffordshire. The pilot was unaware of the HT Cables until he collided with them, due to using maps that were out of date: the HT cables were not marked on the planning and breifing maps used.

The reported crash location of Norbury is a village and civil parish in the Borough of Stafford, in west Staffordshire, England. It is situated approximately 4 miles north-east of Newport, just south of the A519 Newport to Newcastle-under-Lyme road, and two miles south-east of Woodseaves.


1. Halley, James (1999). Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents. Tunbridge Wells, Kent, United Kingdom: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. ISBN 0-85130-290-4. p 120)
2. Last Take Off; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1950 to 1953 by Colin Cummings p.219
3. Royal Air Force Aircraft SA100-VZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain)
4. Lake, Alan (1999). Flying units of the RAF. Shrewsbury: Airlife. ISBN 1-84037-086-6. p.100

Revision history:

17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
10-Nov-2012 14:36 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
06-Jan-2013 13:50 Nepa Updated [Operator]
25-Feb-2021 00:34 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
27-Feb-2021 22:48 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]

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