Incident Taylorcraft Plus C2 HH988,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 19496
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Date:Wednesday 7 October 1942
Type:Taylorcraft Plus C2
Owner/operator:652 Sqn RAF
Registration: HH988
MSN: 111
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Westley, near Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:RAF Westley, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Destination airport:
Ex-G-AFUX; Registered 13/6/39 (C of R 9131/1, C of A 6652) and delivered 30/6/39 to John Wilfred Waldron Hurndell of Stockbridge, Hampshire. (Aircraft reportedly hangared/based at Odiham, Hampshire). Registration cancelled ("Cancellation by Secretary of State") 15/8/41. Impressed into military service under contract H.546122/41 as HH988 on 31/8/1941. Issued to D Flight, 651 Squadron at Old Sarum, Wiltshire. To Taylorcraft at Rearsby, Leicestershire 8/5/42 for modifications to C." standard. Modification work completed 28/6/42.

After its return to 651 Squadron as a Model C2, it was transferred to 652 Squadron on 21/9/42. On 7/10/42, HH988 stalled and crashed at RAF Westley, near Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk. The wreckage was later taken to Rearsby where it was struck off charge as Cat.E1 on 15/10/42


1. Mike Draper, Auster Quarterly Vol 1 No 1 Spring 1975 at

Revision history:

17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
04-Feb-2013 19:45 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
04-Apr-2013 14:22 Nepa Updated [Operator]
29-Apr-2014 19:02 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
29-Apr-2014 19:02 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
24-Feb-2018 22:12 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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