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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 18099
Last updated: 9 June 2021
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Date:09-JAN-1961
Time:
Type:Auster AOP.Mk 9
Owner/operator:LAS AAC
Registration: WZ716
MSN: B5/10/41
Fatalities:Fatalities: / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Stopgate Cross, near Yarcombe, Devon -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Stopgate Cross, Somerset
Destination airport:AAC Middle Wallop, Hampshire (EGVP)
Narrative:
Written off 9/1/1961 when hit a hedge on take off and crashed into a field at Stopgate Cross, near Crediton, Devon, after going to the aid of another aircraft that had force-landed. Light Aircraft School, Army Air Corps

Wreckage recovered by (and to) 71 MU RAF Bicester, where struck off charge as Cat.5(scrap). Reported dumped at 71 MU Bicester 20/3/1961

Sources:

1. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1961.htm
2. https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1049063/_
3. http://austerhg.org/prod_list/pages.php?page=4389
4. http://www.hampshireairfields.co.uk/airfields/mwp.html
5. https://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?78785-71-MU-Bicester&p=1221406#post1221406
6. http://streetmap.co.uk/place/Stopgate_Cross_in_Devon_383611_216611.htm


Images:



My uncle’s Pilot’s Flying Log Book recording the flight and photograph of incident.

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
24-Dec-2012 15:47 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Damage, Narrative]
27-Oct-2013 20:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
27-Oct-2013 20:33 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
04-Dec-2017 18:12 TeeEmm Updated [Total fatalities, Location]
16-Feb-2020 17:01 simeon.hawkins@me.co Updated [Total occupants, Photo]
21-Feb-2020 14:40 Xindel XL Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Destination airport, Narrative, Operator]
09-Dec-2020 08:36 Anon. Updated [Photo]

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