ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 74662
Last updated: 1 November 2014
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Date:18-JAN-1946
Time:Day
Type:Dornier Do 335A-12
Owner/operator:RAE
Registration: AM223
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Cove School, Hants -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Test
Departure airport:RAE Farnborough, Hampshire
Destination airport:RAE Farnborough
Narrative:
This aircraft was one of two Dornier Do 335s obtained from the USAAF in Germany by the RAF in exchange for ten FW-190s.

On the 18th of January, 1946 it was being flown on a test flight from Farnborough.

Twenty-five minutes after taking off the Dornier was seen approaching Farnborough with smoke coming from the underside of the fuselage ahead of the rear engine.
The plane turned and then descended in a shallow dive, crashing on the village school at Cove.
Crew:
Six persons on the ground were injured and the pilot killed (Cdg. stn Farnborough)
G/Cpt (33113) Alan Frederick HARDS DSO (pilot) RAF - killed.
R.I.P.




Sources:
http://www.testflyingmemorial.com/1946-70.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Jun-2010 14:27 angels one five Added
09-Nov-2012 14:04 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
09-Nov-2012 14:19 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type]
15-Jan-2013 11:23 Nepa Updated [Operator]
04-Jun-2013 08:01 angels one five Updated [Operator, Narrative]
04-Jun-2013 08:16 angels one five Updated [Time, Operator, Narrative]
10-Oct-2013 16:05 Nepa Updated [Operator, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
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