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Narrative:Ex RAF Auster AOP.V TJ341. Military service with 664 Squadron and 84 Group Communications Squadron. Struck off charge when sold 11.7.46. To G-AIKB on 13.11.1946 for Wright Aviation. which was established in 1946, initially at Hooton Park, and shared its aircraft with the Wirral Aero & Gliding Club.
|Type:||Taylorcraft Auster AOP.V|
|Operator:||Gordon C. Wright t/a Wright Aviation Ltd|
|C/n / msn:|| 1408|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||near Ruabon, Wrexham -
|Phase:|| En route|
|Departure airport:||Hooton Park, Cheshire|
Squadron Leader. Gordon C. Wright, being not only founder and director of Wright Aviation, but also Chairman and CFI of Wirral Aeroplane & Gliding Club. Gordon Wright was a busy man as he was at the time also Chief Pilot for Liverpool airline, Skytravel in 1946-1947. A fleet of 5 Auster aircraft were soon built up during the first year of operation at Hooton Park, although one (G-AIKB) was subsequently lost during 1948.
Written off (damaged beyond repair) when crashed near Ruabon, Wrexham, Clwyd, on 26.3.1948. Registration G-AIKB formally cancelled by the CAA on 12.5.1948
http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-AIKB.pdf http://austerhg.org/prod_list/pages.php?page=1289 http://www.auster.ukf.net/p14.htm
British Civil Aircraft Registers 1919-1999.
Compiled by Michael Austen
Air Britain (Historians) Ltd. 1999.
ISBN 0 85130 281 5 http://derbosoft.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=history&action=print&thread=6920
||Updated [Location, Source]|
||Dr. John Smith
||Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]|
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