Accident Auster J/1 Autocrat VP-YFN, Wednesday 6 December 1950
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Date:Wednesday 6 December 1950
Type:Silhouette image of generic J1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Auster J/1 Autocrat
Registration: VP-YFN
MSN: 2152
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Marandellas, Mashonaland East -   Zimbabwe
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
c/n 2152: Not known if had a previous identity or was a new aircraft. A new production Auster J/1 Autocrat aircraft, fitted with the with Blackburn Cirrus Minor engine, registration VP-YFN was flown by T.W. (Theo) Posselt, locally, at the Rearsby Auster factory, Gaddesby Lane, Rearsby, Leicestershire, England during the 5th to 11th October, 1946. It was flown from Rearsby to Lympne, Kent, England on the 13th October, 1946, by Posselt.
Thursday 17th October 1946, the three Auster Autocrat aircraft, VP-YFL, VP-YFM and VP-YFN, left Lympne, Kent, England for Belvedere Airport, Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia.
Pre Sep 47: Registered as VP YFN to J.H. Forsyth, Gatooma. Pre 31 Dec 47 Reregistered to J.H. Forsyth, Marandellas. Pre 1 Oct 48 Reregisted to H.A. Knill, Marandellas: 6 Dec 50 Written Off.

The Aviation Historian Issue 28: Page 92


Belvedere Airport, Salisbury (Harare), S. Rhodesia (Zimbabwe). 7 Nov 1946. (arrival from UK).

Revision history:

17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
26-Dec-2011 09:23 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative, ]
26-Dec-2011 09:26 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative, ]
26-Dec-2011 09:28 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, ]
04-Oct-2015 09:18 Posselt Updated [Photo, ]
14-Mar-2021 09:57 Peter L Updated [Location, Country, Source, Narrative, ]
14-Mar-2021 09:57 harro Updated [Country, ]
13-Apr-2022 08:09 Ron Averes Updated [Location, ]

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