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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 18172
 
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Date:26-JUN-1947
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic J1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Auster J/1 Autocrat
Owner/operator:Edward Charles Hammond (reg owner)
Registration: G-AGXL
MSN: 1961
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Col du Tourmalet, Pyrenees -   France
Phase: En route
Nature:SU
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
A British Auster (G-AGXL) crashed on the Col du Tourmalet, in the Pyreneees, during the 1947 Tour de France. The 1947 Tour de France was started 25.06.47 Paris-Lille. On 26.06.47 the route was Lille-Brussel, and they climbed the Col de Tourmalet during the 14th stage. Aircraft was being used as a "spotter plane" to report on the progress of the race

Registration cancelled by UK Civil Aviation Authority 16.7.47 due to "destruction" of aircraft

Sources:

1. http://www.auster.ukf.net/p19.htm
2. https://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?101470-Auster-crash-1947&p=1603212#post1603212
3. http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-AGXL.pdf
4. http://austerhg.org/prod_list/pages.php?page=1849


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
26-Dec-2011 05:40 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
22-Jul-2015 22:16 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]

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