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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 207638
Last updated: 16 October 2019
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Date:12-SEP-1938
Time:day
Type:Armstrong Whitworth Whitley B.Mk I
Owner/operator:RAE Farnborough
Registration: K7207
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Farnborough Airfield, Farnborough, Hampshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Farnborough, Hampshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Armstrong-Whitworth Whitley B.Mk.I K7207, RAE Farnborough: Written off (destroyed) 12/9/38 when crashed and caught fire shortly after take-off at Farnborough, Hampshire. All three crew killed:

Squadron Leader Maurice James Adam AFC (aged 29) killed
Flight Lt Reginald Monks (pilot, aged 27) killed
Mr Benjamin Thomas Edwin Bond (Wireless Operator, civilian employee, aged 36) killed

According to the official Air Ministry announcement in "Flight" magazine (September 15, 1938 page 229 - see link #3):

"SQUADRON LEADER M. J. ADAM, A.F.C.
WITH great regret, Flight records the death of Sqn. Ldr. Maurice James Adam, A.F.C , which occurred on Monday last as the result of a crash at Farnborough. Fit. Lt. R. Monks was the pilot of the machine and the wireless operator was Mr. B. T. E. Bond, a civilian employee of the Royal Aircraft Establishment. The machine, a Whitley bomber, burst into flames after striking, and, all three were killed.."

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft K1000-K9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britiain, 1976 page 58)
2. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1939.htm
3. https://www.flightglobal.com/FlightPDFArchive/1938/1938%20-%202575.PDF
4. http://thetartanterror.blogspot.co.uk/2008/05/sldr-maurice-james-adam-afc-1908-1938.html
5. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?314-RAF-officer-deaths-1-1-29-3-9-39/page2


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-Mar-2018 20:48 Dr. John Smith Added
15-Mar-2018 20:49 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
15-Mar-2018 20:50 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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