Incident Taylorcraft Auster I G-AHSF,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 19450
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Date:Tuesday 2 September 1947
Type:Taylorcraft Auster I
Owner/operator:Auster Aircraft Ltd
Registration: G-AHSF
MSN: 224
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Rearsby Aerodrome, Rearsby, Leicestershire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Rearsby Aerodrome, Rearsby, Leicestershire
Destination airport:Rearsby Aerodrome, Rearsby, Leicestershire
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Due to being damaged at Rearsby, LB377 was not delivered to 656 Squadron until 27/2/43 with whom it remained until 10/5/43 when issued to 430 Squadron at Dunsfold. On 10/4/44, it was allotted to 20 MU RAF Aston Down for storage, but released for 65 Squadron on 19/4/45. On 1/9/45, LB377 suffered slight damage when it force-landed in a field at Refford, Morayshire. By this time, it had been transferred to 122 Squadron, according to Air Ministry accident files.

On 19/3/46 it was flown to 5 MU RAF Kemble for disposal, being sold to the Leicester Aero Club on 7/4/46. Delivered to Rearsby ex-RAF Kemble 16/4/46 and registered G-AHSF (C of R 10301/1, C of A 8019). Converted to civilian Taylorcraft Plus D in 1946-47. Registered to Auster Aircraft Ltd., Britannia Works, Thurmaston, Leicester 1/7/46.

Written off (Damaged beyond repair) when crashed on a post-overhaul test flight at Rearsby Aerodrome, Rearsby, Leicestershire on 2/9/1947. Note that 2/9/47 is the date that the registration was cancelled, and not necessarily the date of the accident. Officially, according to CAA records, G-AHSF was registered to Auster Aircraft at Thurmaston, Leicestershire; however, according to some sources it was being operated (on loan?) by the Leicester Aero Club at Rearsby, Leicestershire

G-AHAI was reportedly broken up for spares by Rearsby by or on 19/9/47


1. Mike Draper, Auster Quarterly Vol 1 No 3 Winter 1975:

Revision history:

17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
10-Dec-2012 11:05 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
30-Apr-2014 02:49 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
30-Apr-2014 02:50 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
28-Nov-2019 00:15 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]
28-Nov-2019 00:16 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
28-Nov-2019 16:46 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
09-May-2023 19:38 Dr. John Smith Updated [[Narrative]]

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