Incident Auster AOP. 9 WZ716,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 18099
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Date:Monday 9 January 1961
Type:Auster AOP. 9
Owner/operator:LAS AAC
Registration: WZ716
MSN: B5/10/41
Fatalities:Fatalities: / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Stopgate Cross, near Yarcombe, Devon -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Stopgate Cross, Somerset
Destination airport:AAC Middle Wallop, Hampshire (EGVP)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Written off 9/1/1961 when hit a hedge on take off and crashed into a field at Stopgate Cross, near Crediton, Devon, after going to the aid of another aircraft that had force-landed. Light Aircraft School, Army Air Corps

Wreckage recovered by (and to) 71 MU RAF Bicester, where struck off charge as Cat.5(scrap). Reported dumped at 71 MU Bicester 20/3/1961




My uncle’s Pilot’s Flying Log Book recording the flight and photograph of incident.

Revision history:

17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
24-Dec-2012 15:47 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Damage, Narrative]
27-Oct-2013 20:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
27-Oct-2013 20:33 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
04-Dec-2017 18:12 TeeEmm Updated [Total fatalities, Location]
16-Feb-2020 17:01 Updated [Total occupants, Photo]
21-Feb-2020 14:40 Xindel XL Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Destination airport, Narrative, Operator]
09-Dec-2020 08:36 Anon. Updated [Photo]

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