Accident Auster J/1 Autocrat G-AIGA, Wednesday 6 August 1947
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Date:Wednesday 6 August 1947
Type:Silhouette image of generic J1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Auster J/1 Autocrat
Owner/operator:Alfred Cash (reg owner)
Registration: G-AIGA
MSN: 2183
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Higher Brixham, Brixham, Devon -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Higher Brixham, Brixham, Devon
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Auster J/1 Autocrat: First civil registered as G-AIGA (C of R 10646/1; C of A 8661) 2.11.46 to Auster Aircraft Ltd., Rearsby, Leicestershire. Registration cancelled as "sold" 1.1.47. Sold on and re-registered (C of R 10646/2) 31.1.47 to Alfred Cash, Douglas, Isle of Man

Crashed at Higher Brixham, Devon 6.8.47; passenger killed, pilot survived but injured. According to a contemporary account of the accident in "Flight" Magazine (January 29th 1948 page 120):

MR. ALFRED CASH, the owner of an Auster, was fatally injured and the pilot, Mr. V. H. Spencer, was seriously hurt in an accident that occurred shortly after taking off from a field near Mr. Cash's home at Higher Brixham, Devon, on August 6th. The port wing of the Auster struck a boundary hedge about 12 feet from the ground and the aircraft struck the ground about 70 yards further on. The accident has been attributed by the Chief Inspector of Accidents to an error of judgment on the part of the pilot in attempting to take off from a small field in unfavourable conditions".

Registration G-AIGA cancelled 7.1.48 by UK Civil Aviation Authority as "aircraft destroyed"


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4. "Flight" Magazine (January 29th 1948 page 120):

Revision history:

17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
18-May-2008 23:23 JINX 40 Updated
26-Dec-2011 06:35 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
26-Oct-2015 19:46 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Source]
27-Nov-2019 22:32 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
27-Nov-2019 23:34 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total occupants, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
27-Nov-2019 23:34 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
28-Nov-2019 17:02 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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