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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 71801
Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Date:11-MAY-1956
Time:13:15
Type:Vickers Valiant B1
Owner/operator:RAE Farnborough
Registration: WP202
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Southwick rail line, Sussex -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Farnborough (EGUF)
Destination airport:Farnborough (EGUF)
Narrative:
Crashed near Southwick railway station during attempted forced landing after major electrical failure at low altitude and high speed. Only the co-pilot ejected safely.
Pilot: Sq/Ldr. Kenneth Orman RAF Age 33. Killed
Co-Pilot: Fl/Lt. Colin Donald Preece RAF Survived - injured
Nav: Fl/Lt. Kenneth Ernest Philip Evans RAF Age 33. Killed
Eng: Mr. Alan R. Knight Experiment engineer, Farnborough Killed

Sources:

Air Crash: The Clues in the Wreckage by Fred Jones published 1986. ISBN 0-86379-094-1
http://www.thunder-and-lightnings.co.uk/memorial/entry.php?id=247
http://sussexhistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=214.0
http://ww.ukserials.com/losses-1956.htm
http://aircrewremembered.com/orman-kenneth.html


Images:


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Jan-2010 00:16 John Baker Added
30-Mar-2011 02:04 BOB Updated [Source, Narrative]
31-Mar-2011 05:11 195.93.21.65 Updated [Narrative]
07-Oct-2011 08:11 Davec Updated [Source, Narrative]
03-Jan-2012 05:30 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Source]
17-Mar-2013 03:30 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
30-Sep-2013 10:08 TB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Location, Source, Narrative]
27-Aug-2015 17:35 82.2.69.83 Updated [Total occupants]
15-Jan-2017 13:53 pietrzak Updated [Total occupants, Location, Source, Narrative, Photo, ]

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