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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 18052
Last updated: 1 December 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic AUS6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Auster AOP Mk.6
Owner/operator:651 Squadron / 1910 Flt Royal Air Force (651 Sqn / 1910 Flt RAF)
Registration: TW639
MSN: 2497
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Asmara -   Eritrea
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:RAF Asmara, Eritrea
Destination airport:
Damaged beyond repair: This Auster was from 1910 A.O.P Flight based at RAF Asmara, Eritrea. It was practising bombing runs when it crash landed. My fathers friend SGT Rowland "Taff" Brooks was flying in this aircraft and was badly injured but survived along with the pilot.

TW639 was struck off charge as Cat.5(FA) same day as "damaged beyond repair"


Revision history:

17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
21-Feb-2012 13:37 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
13-Aug-2012 01:46 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]

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