Accident Taylorcraft Auster AOP.V TJ516, Friday 4 January 1946
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Date:Friday 4 January 1946
Type:Taylorcraft Auster AOP.V
Owner/operator:43 OTU RAF
Registration: TJ516
MSN: 1559
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Casterley Camp, 1 mile west of West Chiselbury, Wiltshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:RAF Middle Wallop, Hampshire (EGVP)
Destination airport:Casterley Camp, West Chiselbury, Upavon, Pewsey, Wiltshire
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Auster AOP. V, TJ516 43 OTU, RAF: Written off (damaged beyond repair) when hit overhead telephone wires on landing and crashed at Casterley Camp, one mile west of West Chiselbury, Upavon, Pewsey, Wiltshire on 04/01/1946. The pilot (the sole person on board) was uninjured
Lt (105884) .George Russell Walter HOWELL (pilot) ROYAL REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY: uninjured.


1. Halley, James (1999). Broken Wings – Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents. Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.25. ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft SA100-VZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1985)
3. Final Landings: A Summary of RAF Aircraft and Combat Losses 1946 to 1949 by Colin Cummings p.26
4. 43 OTU RAF ORB: National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR27
6. "RAF Write-offs 1946": Air Britain Aeromilitaria 1979 p.93:

Revision history:

17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
02-Dec-2012 07:07 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
26-Jul-2013 13:35 Nepa Updated [Operator]
03-Nov-2019 01:56 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
29-May-2021 23:09 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total occupants, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
30-May-2021 09:32 TB Updated [Operator, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative, Operator]
30-Jul-2023 19:24 Dr. John Smith Updated
30-Jul-2023 20:28 Nepa Updated

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