Incident Taylorcraft Auster AOP.V TJ513,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 311594
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Date:Tuesday 20 January 1948
Type:Taylorcraft Auster AOP.V
Owner/operator:227 OCU RAF
Registration: TJ513
MSN: 1536
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:RAF Andover, Hampshire
Destination airport:Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire
Auster TJ513: Written off (damaged beyond repair) 20/01/1948 in a landing accident on Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire
After a high and fast approach to the landing strip, the pilot failed to take the appropriate overshoot action despite a red VEREY flare being fired as a warning. The aircraft then touched down too fast, and the pilot applied the brakes too harshly. The aircraft skidded overshot the landing strip and collided with an obstruction.

Aircraft written off as Cat. E2 (Flying Accident); the pilot seems to have survived uninjured.


1. Halley, James (1999). Broken Wings – Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents. Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Final Landings: A Summary of RAF Aircraft and Combat Losses 1946 to 1949 by Colin Cummings p.366
3. Halley, J J,1985, Royal Air Force Aircraft SA100 to VZ999
4. ORB 227 OCU RAF 1947-1948: National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR29/1633:

Revision history:

01-May-2023 16:53 Dr. John Smith Added
01-May-2023 20:47 Nepa Updated

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