Accident Auster J/1 Autocrat VP-TAY, 22 Jul 1952
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 18194
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Type:Silhouette image of generic J1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Auster J/1 Autocrat
Registration: VP-TAY
MSN: 2641
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Camden Airfield, Couva -   Trinidad and Tobago
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Camden Airfield
Destination airport:Camden Airfield
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Student Pilot was killed when practice landings. Aircraft stalled and nosed in. Instructor seriously injured but survived.

Note: identity of the aircraft involved was given by the source, but VP-TAR noted as crashed 8 APR 1952 at St. Vincent. Auster Heritage Group lists VP-TAY as being written off in Trinidad on 23 July 1952.


1. Jock McCartney, deceased pilot son.

Revision history:

17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
05-Jan-2013 18:30 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
26-Aug-2017 16:47 Jock McCartney Updated [Date, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
05-Jun-2021 20:31 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Narrative]
05-Jun-2021 20:37 TB Updated [Narrative]
28-Dec-2021 11:46 Ron Averes Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Source, Narrative]
30-Dec-2021 05:34 Ron Averes Updated [Location, Source]
02-Jan-2022 03:27 Ron Averes Updated [Location]
30-Apr-2022 08:30 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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