Incident Taylorcraft Auster I G-AHHZ,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 19460
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Date:Sunday 15 October 1950
Type:Taylorcraft Auster I
Owner/operator:George Colin Mawer
Registration: G-AHHZ
MSN: 229
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Snarford, 6 miles SW of Market Rasen, West Lindsey, Lincolnshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Wragby, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Built by Taylorcraft Auster for the RAF as LB382: Stored at Rearsby until delivered to 20 MU RAF Aston Down, Gloucestershire, on 20/1/43 for release to 655 Squadron on 3/2/43. Exactly two months later LB382 was transferred to 657 Squadron briefly, being returned to 20 MU Aston Down for storage on 1/5/43. Eventually, on 14/1/46 it was sold back to Taylorcraft and civilianised as G-AHHZ

First civil registered (C of R 10073/1; C of A 7924) on 12/7/46 to Auster Aircraft, Rearsby, Leicestershire, Registration cancelled/lapsed upon sale 1/7/46. Sold on and re-registered (C of R 10073/2) the same day (1/7/46) to Nottingham Flying Club, Tollerton, Nottingham. Registration cancelled/lapsed upon sale 11/11/46

Re-registered (10073/3) on 7/2/47 to Horace Frederick Fulford, Dinnington. Registration cancelled/lapsed 10/1/48 upon sale. Sold on and re-registered (C of R 10073/4) on 4/2/48 to T. Shipside Ltd., Tollerton, Nottingham, Registration cancelled/lapsed upon sale 14/8/48

Sold on and re-registered (C of R 10073/5) on 24/9/48 to Kenneth Farrington Graham, Rainworth, Nottinghamshire. Registration cancelled/lapsed upon sale 21/10/49. Sold on and re-registered (C of R 10073/6) to sixth and final owner, George Colin Mawer, Wragby, Lincolnshire on 5/12/49.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) when crashed at Snarford, Lincolnshire, on 15/10/1950. Registration G-AHHZ belatedly cancelled 20/2/1959 as "withdrawn from use (see file)". The reported crash location of Snarford is a village and civil parish in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated approximately 9 miles (14 km) north-east from the city and county town of Lincoln and 6 miles (10 km) south-west from the town of Market Rasen. It is approximately 8 miles north west of Wragby, from where the Auster took off.


1. Auster Quarterly Volume 1 Number 3,p.80 at

Revision history:

17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
10-Dec-2012 12:05 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
03-Jan-2021 21:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
03-Jan-2021 22:00 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
03-Jan-2021 22:05 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
26-Jun-2022 00:30 Dr. John Smith Updated [Category]

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