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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 18041
Last updated: 4 December 2021
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Date:13-MAY-1950
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic AUS6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Taylorcraft Auster AOP.6
Owner/operator:661 (AOP) Squadron Royal Air Force (661 (AOP) Sqn RAF)
Registration: VX111
MSN: 3720
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:South Ambersham, 2 miles east of Midhurst, West Sussex, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Kenley, Surrey
Destination airport:South Ambersham, Midhurst, West Sussex
Narrative:
Auster AOP.6 VX111, 661 Squadron, RAF: Written off (damaged beyond repair) 13-5-1950. Hit armoured car during exercise, undercarriage collapsed on landing at South Ambersham, a hamlet in the Chichester district of West Sussex, England. It lies 0.7 miles (1.2 km) south of the A272 road and 2 miles (3.2 km) east of Midhurst, at approximate co-ordinates 50.978N 0.696W

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.101 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.55
4. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=VX
5. http://austerhg.org/prod_list/pages.php?page=4209
6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No._661_Squadron_RAF#Post-war
7. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Ambersham


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
25-Feb-2012 15:52 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
13-Aug-2012 02:29 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
23-Dec-2020 18:07 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
23-Dec-2020 22:01 Glog Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]

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