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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 16975
Last updated: 2 August 2015
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Date:22-JUL-1937
Time:
Type:Miles Magister Mk I
Owner/operator:A&AEE
Registration: L5912
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea, off Felixstowe, Suffolk -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:RAF Martlesham Heath
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Abandoned in irrecoverable spin.

The pilot bailed out, but owing to confusion in the two possible rescue vessels, each of which saw the other and turned back, he was drowned.

Flt-Lt Eric Rolfe Simonds (28) RAF killed in a flying accident.
R.I.P.

Sources:
http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1937.htm
http://www.thunder-and-lightnings.co.uk/memorial/entry.php?id=41


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Mar-2008 23:30 JINX Added
26-Jan-2013 15:43 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]
14-Jul-2013 08:51 JINX Updated [Operator, Source]
19-Oct-2014 17:23 yarbi Updated [Operator, Phase]
20-Apr-2015 00:26 angels one five Updated [Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
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