Incident Auster J/1 Autocrat G-AIGX, 09 Aug 1948
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 18133
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Type:Silhouette image of generic J1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Auster J/1 Autocrat
Owner/operator:Thomas Courtney Fooks
Registration: G-AIGX
MSN: 2167
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Béziers-Cap d'Agde en Languedoc Airport, Hérault 34 -   France
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Biggin Hill, Kent (BQH/EGKB)
Destination airport:Beziers, France (BZR/LFMU)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Intended for export to Denmark, and Danish registration OY-DRI reserved but not taken up. Instead registered 22/10/46 as G-AIGX to Auster Aircraft Ltd, Leicester. Sold 25/11/46 to Thomas Courtney Fooks, Kent

Written off when damaged beyond repair after it crashed at Beziers, France 9/8/48. Registration G-AIGX cancelled 1/5/50. According to notes on the official aircraft registration documents, the registration was cancelled "as a result of a crash in France in 1948. Remains impounded and auctioned by Sheriff's Officer, Leicester. Purchased by Auster Aircraft 1/5/50".

This note implies that Auster Aircraft at Rearsby, Leicester, bought the wreckage of G-AIGX and broke it up for spares

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Revision history:

17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
07-Jun-2012 16:45 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
07-Dec-2012 08:14 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
20-May-2018 09:52 harro Updated [Location, Source]
30-Dec-2022 01:13 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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