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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 18064
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 Mk 6
Owner/operator:664 Squadron/1964 (Reserve) AOP Flt Royal Air Force (664 Sqn/1964 (Reserve) AOP Flt RAF)
Registration: VW997
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Yeadon, West Yorkshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:RAF Yeadon, West Yorkshire
Auster AOP.6 VW997, 664 Squadron/1964 (Reserve) AOP Flight RAF: delivered 31/08/1948. Written off (damaged beyond repair) 1/5/1952 when overturned on landing at RAF Yeadon, West Yorkshire. The aircraft landed with the handbrake "on", causing the aircraft to nose over. Of the two crew on board, the pilot was injured, but the passenger escaped without injuries.

Returned to Auster Aircraft Ltd., at Rearsby, Leicestershire for repairs, but deemed "damaged beyond economic repair" and Struck Off Charge as Cat.5(c) 2/7/1952.


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 125)
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft SA100-VZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain)
3. Last Take Off; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1950 to 1953 by Colin Cummings p.243

Revision history:

17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
22-Feb-2012 13:31 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
13-Aug-2012 01:51 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Destination airport]
27-Feb-2021 22:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
27-Feb-2021 22:58 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
12-Mar-2021 09:33 Anon. Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]

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