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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 18457
Last updated: 14 January 2022
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Date:16-MAY-1971
Time:
Type:Auster J/5P Autocar
Owner/operator:L.S.Philips & Partners
Registration: G-APKI
MSN: 3274
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Perranporth, Cornwall -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Perranporth, Cornwall (EGTP)
Destination airport:Bodmin, Cornwall (EGLA)
Narrative:
Written off (damaged beyond repair) when crashed on take off at Perranporth, Cornwall, 16 May 1971 whilst en route to Bodmin, Cornwall. The damaged airframe was used shortly afterwards as a source of spares in the rebuild of Auster G-AOHZ. 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."

Wreckage arrived on the South Side of Manchester Ringway Airport on 19 September 1971. What was left of this aircraft after being cannibalized for parts,was subsequently acquired by the Stockport Aircraft Preservation Society, donated one wing for the rebuild of G-AGXT and was removed to a local scrap dealer in 1975.

Registration G-APKI cancelled by UK Civil Aviation Authority 28 December 1972

Sources:

1. https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1000429
2. http://austerhg.org/prod_list/pages.php?page=3160
3. http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-APKI-2.pdf
4. http://ringwaypublications.com/south-side
5. http://wonwinglo.scale-models.net/id39.htm
6. http://www.yorkshireairnews.co.uk/images/1972%2002.PDF


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
06-Jan-2012 06:56 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
05-Jun-2012 03:48 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Jun-2013 03:22 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
10-Jun-2013 04:40 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
23-May-2014 19:15 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
04-Aug-2015 21:04 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
04-Aug-2015 21:05 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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