Incident Auster J/1 Autocrat G-AJIV, 03 Nov 1951
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 18191
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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:George Norman Drake
Registration: G-AJIV
MSN: 2339
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Portreath, Cornwall -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Plymouth Roborough Airport, Devon (EGHD)
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Auster J/1 Autocraft: First civil registrered (C of R 11335/1; C of A 9324) on 30/4/47 as G-AJIV to Auster Aircraft Ltd., Rearsby, Leicestershire. Regsitration cancelled/lapsed 23/5/47 upon sale.

Sold on and re-registered (C of R 11335/2) on 3/7/47 to Richard Harold Arthur Hubben-Thorne, Farnborough, Hampshire. Operated by Thorne Aviation, which was a small Blackpool-based charter firm extant from spring 1947 until late 1951. They operated G-AJIV on charters and joyrides between May 1947 and summer 1949. Regsitration cancelled/lapsed upon sale 26/7/49.

Sold on and re-registered (C of R 11335/3) on 5/8/49 to George Norman Drake, Plymouth, Devon.

Written off(Damaged beyond repair) when crashed at Portreath, Cornwall on 3/11/1951. Registration G-AJIV cancelled by the CAA on 7/9/1951 as "purchased by Auster Aircraft Ltd and withdrawn from use" (which implies that the damaged airframe was broken up for spares)



Revision history:

17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
04-Jun-2012 16:35 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
04-Dec-2012 13:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
04-Dec-2012 13:58 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Source]
13-Feb-2021 18:09 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]

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