Incident Auster J/1 Autocrat G-AGXL, 26 Jun 1947
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 18172
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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: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, Hautes-Pyrénées 65 -   France
Phase: En route
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
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



Revision history:

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]
09-Jun-2022 09:43 Ron Averes Updated [Location]
29-Dec-2022 04:22 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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