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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 208256
Last updated: 29 March 2019
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Date:02-MAY-1939
Time:day
Type:Armstrong Whitworth Whitley B.Mk I
Owner/operator:10 Squadron Royal Air Force (10 Sqn RAF)
Registration: K7190
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Dishforth, North Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Dishforth, North Yorkshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Armstrong Whitworth Whitley I K7190, 10 Squadron, RAF Dishforth: Written off (damaged beyond repair) 2/5/39 when stalled after take-off, from RAF Dishforth, North Yorkshire, and dived into the ground at low altitude. Both crew killed:

Sgt Henry Albert Donald (aged 24) killed
Sgt Eric Cecil James Fryer (aged 26) killed

According to the official Air Ministry announcement in "Flight" magazine (May 11, 1939 page 480 - see link #4)

"FLYING ACCIDENTS
Sgt. Henry Albert Donald (pilot) and Sgt. Eric Cecil James Fryer lost their lives in an accident which occurred in Yorkshire, on May 2, to an aircraft of No. 10 Squadron"

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft K1000-K9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1976 page 58)
2. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1939.htm
3. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?18054-10-Sqn-accident-Dishforth-May-2nd-1939
4. https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1939/1939%20-%201415.html?search=flying%20accidents


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
26-Mar-2018 23:22 Dr. John Smith Added
28-Mar-2018 15:02 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Damage, Narrative]
28-Mar-2018 15:03 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
28-Mar-2018 15:03 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
02-Nov-2018 18:55 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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