Incident Taylorcraft Auster Plus D G-AHVR,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 19475
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Date:Sunday 24 April 1960
Type:Taylorcraft Auster Plus D
Registration: G-AHVR
MSN: 170
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Torrington, Devon -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Compton Abbas Airfield - EGHA
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
During a local flight the aircraft was approaching up sun to land in a field. After touchdown the pilot opened the throttle to go-around but the aircraft struck a raised bank near the boundary and crashed into the field beyond. The pilot reported that before and after touchdown he was dazzled by the sun.

Survey of accidents to aircraft in the United Kingdom 1960 / CAA

Revision history:

17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
10-Dec-2012 13:50 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
27-May-2015 19:55 harro Updated [Total occupants, Source, Narrative]

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