Incident Taylorcraft Auster 5 G-AJJA,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 19425
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Date:Sunday 18 January 1948
Type:Taylorcraft Auster 5
Owner/operator:William Horace Ledbetter
Registration: G-AJJA
MSN: 1211
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Birmingham Airport, Elmdon, Birmingham, Warwickshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Birmingham Airport, Elmdon (BHX/EGBB)
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Ex-RAF Auster AOP.V RT576. Military service with 84 Group CS and 2 Group CS. Struck off charge when sold 10.3.47. Already UK civil registered as G-AJJA 17.2.1947 to William Horace Ledbetter, Birmingham (C of A 9297; C of R 11340/1)

Written off (damaged beyond repair) when crashed on take-off at Birmingham Airport, Elmdon, Birmingham, Warwickshire, on 18.1.1948. Registration G-AJJA cancelled 3.6.1948 as "destroyed 18.1.1948"


1. British Civil Aircraft Registers 1919-1999. Compiled by Michael Austen. Air Britain (Historians) Ltd. 1999.ISBN 0 85130 281 5
3. National Archives (PRO Kew) File BT 217/2149:

Revision history:

17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
23-Jan-2010 00:15 John Baker Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Source]
03-Dec-2012 06:21 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
07-Dec-2019 21:51 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]

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