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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 18452
Last updated: 14 January 2022
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Date:05-MAY-1971
Time:overnight
Type:Auster J/5P Autocar
Owner/operator:General Aviation Services Ltd
Registration: G-AOHZ
MSN: 3252
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Marton Hill Farm, Marton, Sinnington, York, North Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Standing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Marton Hill Farm Marton, Sinnington, York, North Yorkshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Destroyed by fire whilst parked/stored at Marton Hill Farm Marton, Sinnington, York, North Yorkshire. Per the CAA records, the registration G-AOHZ was cancelled on 17/5/1971.

Aircraft had been reported by "Yorkshire Air News" as being at Sherburn-in-Elmet in April 1971 and up for sale. ("General Aviation $ervices contlnue to use Sherburn as a base for many of their aircraft awaiting sale. Present during April" [1971] "have been, G-AOHZ Autocar..."

Despite being "destroyed by fire" (at least officially) on 5/5/1971, G-AOHZ was sold on to new owners on 8/7/1971, and was rebuilt at Ringway (Manchester Airport) in 1971-72. Wreckage arrived on the South Side of Manchester Ringway Airport on 19/9/1971. According to a contemporary report in "Yorkshire Air News" (February 1972):

"Auster G-AOHZ has now departed from Hill Farm, Marton, where it was damaged by fire on 5th May 1971 to Ringway. It is now being rebuilt into one aircraft with the assistance of G-APKI which was damaged at Perranporth on the 16th May, 1971"

It was sold on again on 18/12/1972. Between 18/12/1972 and 20/10/2004, G-AOHZ was sold on a further seven times and was still currently registered in 2015

Sources:

1. http://www.auster.ukf.net/p32.htm
2. http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-AOHZ-2.pdf
3. http://www.yorkshireairnews.co.uk/images/1971%2005.PDF
4. http://www.yorkshireairnews.co.uk/images/1972%2002.PDF


Images:

Photo of G-AOHZ courtesy AirHistory.net


Redhill (EGKR / KRH)
26 January 1980; (c) Terry Dann

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
04-Nov-2012 06:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Country, Phase, Nature, Source, Damage]
24-Nov-2012 18:46 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
01-Aug-2015 03:59 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Source]
04-Aug-2015 20:48 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
04-Aug-2015 21:06 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
04-Aug-2015 22:07 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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