Incident Auster J/1 Autocrat G-AGYF, 29 Aug 1954
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 18159
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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:Southend Flying Club
Registration: G-AGYF
MSN: 1987
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Southend Airport, Southend-on-Sea, Essex -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Southend Airport, Southend-on-Sea, Essex (EGMC)
Destination airport:Southend Airport, Southend-on-Sea, Essex (EGMC)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
First civil registered (C of R 9833/1;C of A 7382) on 4/2/46 as G-AGYF to Auster Aircraft Ltd, Britannia Works, Thurmaston. Leicester (aircraft's "home port" stated as being Rearsby, Leicestershire). Registration cancelled on sale 24/5/46

Sold on and re-registered (C of R 9833/2) on 24/5/46 (same day) to Derek George Duval, Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire. Aircraft's "home port" was Elmdon, Birmingham. Registration cancelled 12/8/47 upon sale

Sold on and re-registered (C of R 9833/3) on 13/8/47 to Patrick Duval Aviation Ltd., Selly Oak, Birmingham. Registration cancelled 24/2/48 upon sale

Sold on and re-registered (C of R 9833/4) on 24/2/48 to a consortium of six owners, trading as Hastings & East Sussex Air Service. Hasting, Sussex. Registration cancelled 16/6/48 upon sale. However registration restored (C of R R.1289/5) on 21/6/48 to same owners (possibly sale fell through?). Registration cancelled for a second time on 1/12/50

Sold on and re-registered for the sixth time (C of R R.1289/6) on 13/3/51 to Benjamin Robert Turner, London N6. Registration cancelled again 17/7/51 upon sale

Re-registered for the seventh time (C of R R.1289/7) on 19/6/51 to W E Wigg & Sons, Beccles, Suffolk. Registration cancelled upon sale 28/4/53.

Re-registered for the eighth and final time (C of R R.1289/8) on 29/4/53 to "The Mayor, Alderman, and Burgesses of the County Borough of Southend-on-Sea" [sic], Southend-on-Sea, Essex. Operated by Southend Flying Club

Crashed 29/8/1954 on landing at Southend-on-Sea, Essex. Registration G-AGYF cancelled by the Secretary of State, Air Ministry on 6/1/1955 as aircraft "destroyed"


1. National Archives (PRO Kew) File BT 219/79:
2. National Archives (PRO Kew) File BT 219/80:

Revision history:

17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
07-Jan-2013 15:27 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
17-Dec-2019 00:13 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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