Auster J/5G Autocar, G-AMZV / 3065, Private
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Construction Number: 3065
Model Auster J/5G Autocar
Airport: Unknown, UK - England
Photographer: Barry Friend collection
Date Taken: 1954
Unsure of the location and exact date, but in the early fifties the aircraft was fitted with Saunders Roe hydro-skis, I am unsure what is under the centre of the aircraft, maybe a buoyancy aid. The aircraft was tested taking off from mud flats at Ryde Isle of Wight. On 28 August 1966 the aircraft had a fatal crash during a pleasure flight.