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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 18146
 
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Date:31-AUG-1952
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic J1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Auster J/1 Autocrat
Owner/operator:Loxham's Flying Services Ltd
Registration: G-AJEN
MSN: 2328
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Puncknowle, 5 miles East of Bridport, Dorset -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Auster J/1 Autocrat: First civil registered (C of A 9174; C of R 11229//1) as G-AJEN on 14/3/1947 to Auster Aircraft Ltd., Rearsby, Leicestershire. Registration cancelled/lapsed upon sale 12/5/1947.

Sold on and re-registered (C of R 11229/2, later R.5345/2) to Loxham's Flying Services Ltd., Penny Street, Lancaster, Lancashire. (Aircraft's "home port" was Squire's Gate, Blackpool Airport, Blackpool, Lancashire).

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 31/8/1952 when crashed at Puncknowle, a village and civil parish in the county of Dorset in southwest England, situated on the southern slopes of the Bride Valley approximately 5 miles (8.0 km) east of Bridport and 1.5 miles (2.4 km) north of Chesil Beach. Registration G-AJEN cancelled by the UK Civil Aviation Authority 10/9/52 as "destroyed"

Sources:

1. http://dorset.hampshireairfields.co.uk/dorcrash.html
2. https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-AJEN.pdf
3. https://www.airliners.net/photo/Untitled/Auster-J-1-Autocrat/1822837/L
4. http://austerhg.org/prod_list/pages.php?page=2209
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puncknowle


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
10-Jun-2012 16:55 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
22-Mar-2021 18:07 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]

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