Accident Auster J/1 Autocrat G-AJEJ, Friday 18 February 1949
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Date:Friday 18 February 1949
Type:Silhouette image of generic J1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Auster J/1 Autocrat
Owner/operator:Hunting Flying Club Ltd
Registration: G-AJEJ
MSN: 2314
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Potten End, 2 miles ENE of Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Luton Airport, Bedfordshire (LTN/EGGW)
Destination airport:Luton Airport, Bedfordshire (LTN/EGGW)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Auster J/1 Autocrat: First registered (C of R 11225/1; C of A 9170) 14/3/47 to Auster Aircraft Ltd., Rearsby, Leicestershire. Registration cancelled 29/4/47.

Re-registered (C of R 11225/2) on 12/5/47 to Hunting Flying Club Ltd., Luton Airport, Luton, Bedfordshire

Crashed at Potten End, 2 miles ENE of Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire 18/2/49 whilst on final approach to Luton airport. Registration G-AJEJ cancelled 28/4/49 due to "destruction or permanent withdrawal from use of aircraft"

Potten End is a village in west Hertfordshire, England. It is located in the Chiltern Hills, two miles (3.2 km) east-north-east of Berkhamsted, three miles (4.8 km) north west of Hemel Hempstead and two miles south east of the National Trust estate of Ashridge.


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 217/2461:
4. National Archives (PRO Kew) File BT 217/2439:

Revision history:

17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
23-Jan-2010 10:50 John Baker Updated [Location, Country, Source]
10-Jun-2012 16:36 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
10-Dec-2019 20:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]
12-Dec-2019 19:41 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]

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