Incident Auster J/1 Autocrat G-AIJY, 05 Sep 1948
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 18137
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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:Sqn/Ldr John Stubbs
Registration: G-AIJY
MSN: 2194
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Speeton, Reighton, near Bridlington, North Yorkshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Leicester Airport, Leicester (EGBG)
Destination airport:Speeton Airfield, Bridlington, North Yorkshire
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Auster J/1 Autocrat: First civil registered (C of R 10744/1; C of A 8679) 5.11.46 as G-AIJY to Auster Aircraft Ltd., Rearsby Aerodrome, Rearsby, Leicestershire. Registration cancelled 10.1.47.

Re-registered (C of R 10744/2) on 16.1.47 to John William Wilkinson, Riseley, Bedfordshire (aircraft based at Sywell, Northamptonshire). Registration cancelled 31.7.48

Re-registered (C of R 10744/3) on 20.8.48 to Squadron Leader John Stubbs, Thurmaston, Leicestershire.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) when crashed at Speeton, Reighton, near Bridlington, in North Yorkshire on 5.9.48. The official file (BT 217/2305) at the National Archives (PRO) at Kew is entitled "Accident to Auster aircraft G-AIJY and G-AHCJ; Bridlington (Speeton) airfield, Yorks, 5 Sept. 1948: follow-up action". Which implies that the demise of Auster G-AIJY was due to a collision with Auster G-AHCJ.

Registration G-AIJY cancelled by the CAA as "destroyed" on 10.12.48. (Auster G-AHCJ also had its registration cancelled as "destroyed" 12.8.49).


1. National Archives (PRO Kew) File BT 217/2305:

Revision history:

17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
28-Nov-2012 15:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
26-Oct-2015 19:42 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator]
19-Jan-2016 20:05 Angel dick one five Updated [Operator]
11-Dec-2019 22:24 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
12-Dec-2019 14:11 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
15-Jan-2020 18:58 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Operator]
01-Dec-2020 20:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Narrative]
01-Dec-2020 21:29 Angel dick one five Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]

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