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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 18456
Last updated: 14 January 2022
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Type:Auster J/5P Autocar
Owner/operator:Auster Aircraft
Registration: YI-ADB
MSN: 3256
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:St. Raguard Forest -   France
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Rearsby, Leicestershire
Destination airport:Baghdad, Iraq
Crashed on delivery flight from England to Iraq. The wreckage and the body of the pilot William Robert Brailsford (27) were not found until November 1960. According to contemporary newspaper reports ("Ottawa Citizen Nov 4 1960) the wreckage was discovered on November 2 1960 in the St. Ragaurd Forest, 36 miles north-west of Lyon.


Auster aircraft production ( )
Newspaper report:,917410&hl=en
Hamburger Abendblatt 4 November 1960

Revision history:

17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
04-Nov-2009 10:43 harro Updated
28-Nov-2012 06:21 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Sep-2013 04:14 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Nature, Source, Narrative]
22-Feb-2018 14:52 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Narrative]
22-Feb-2018 14:55 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]

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