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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 18250
 
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Date:11-OCT-1952
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic J1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Auster J/1B Aiglet
Owner/operator:Aerial Spraying Contractors Ltd
Registration: G-AMJE
MSN: 2707
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Khartoum -   Sudan
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:Khartoum, Sudan
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Auster J/1B Aiglet: First civil registered (C of R R3525/1) on 14/4/51 as G-AMJE to Aerial Spraying Contractors Ltd., Boston, Lincolnshire. Photographed on 3/8/51 covered with anti-British graffitti in English and Arabic ("Down With England" "Suez Canal Your Grave" "Commandos Every Where"). Reason for the Graffiti is unknown, but based on content probably applied in Egypt as part of anti-British fervour prevalent at that time. Auster G-ALAB was likewise covered with similar spray painted graffitti

Written off when crashed whilst crop spraying near Khartoum, in the Sudan on 11/10/52. Registration G-AMJE cancelled 4/12/52 as "destroyed"

Sources:

1. https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-AMJE.pdf
2. National Archives (PRO Kew) File BT 220/60: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C576848
3. National Archives (PRO Kew) File BT 220/61: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C576849
4. http://austerhg.org/prod_list/pages.php?page=2600
5. https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1519048
6. https://www.airliners.net/photo/Untitled-Aerial-Spraying-Contractors-Ltd/Auster-J-1B-Aiglet/2778357


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
10-Jun-2012 15:39 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
17-Dec-2019 22:38 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]

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