ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 18191
 
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Date:03-NOV-1951
Time:day
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
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Plymouth Roborough Airport, Devon (EGHD)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
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 Registration G-AJIV cancelled by the CAA on 7/9/1951 as "purchased by Auster Aircraft Ltd and withdrawn from use" (which implies that the damaged airframe was broken up for spares)

Sources:

1. https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-AJIV.pdf
2. https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1206104
3. http://austerhg.org/prod_list/pages.php?page=2229
4. https://www.airliners.net/photo/Thorne-Aviation/Auster-J-1-Autocrat/1912842/L
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portreath


Images:

Photo of G-AJIV courtesy AirHistory.net


Blackpool (EGNH / BLK)
April 1949; (c) R.A.Scholefield

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
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]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description

The Aviation Safety Network is an exclusive service provided by:
Quick Links:

CONNECT WITH US: FSF Facebook FSF Twitter FSF Youtube FSF LinkedIn FSF Instagram

©2022 Flight Safety Foundation

701 N. Fairfax St., Ste. 250
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
www.FlightSafety.org