Incident Auster J/1N Alpha G-AGVF,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 170788
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Date:Friday 2 January 1976
Type:Silhouette image of generic J1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Auster J/1N Alpha
Owner/operator:Michael Bernard Taylor
Registration: G-AGVF
MSN: 1857
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Enstone Airfield, Banbury Road, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Standing
Departure airport:Enstone Airfield, Enstone, Oxfordshire (EGSN)
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Substantially damaged in a gale when parked at Enstone Airfield, Oxfordshire on the night of 1/1/1976-2/1/1976. According to a report in "Auster Quarterly (Vol 1 No 6):

"At Enstone, Oxon, strong winds completely uprooted the main hangar, and in doing so caused the destruction of J/1N Alpha G-AGVF, and seriously damaged Terrier 2 G-ASCH, though the latter was subsequently repaired and returned to glider-towing duties with the Enstone Eagles Gliding Club..."

Later repaired/rebuilt, and sold on. UK civil registration G-AGVF cancelled 7/8/78 as "sold in Australia". The aircraft arrived in Australia and was stored for some years.

Sold to a Nr. H. Jones of Langford, Western Australia. Today G-AGVF is in Perth, Western Australia having a major rebuild. Australian registration VH-UXB allocated




G-AGVF at Poddington, Bedfordshire c.1964

Revision history:

20-Jul-2015 23:10 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Embed code, Narrative]
21-Jul-2015 23:39 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Phase, Source, Narrative]

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