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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 146570
Last updated: 5 January 2020
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Date:21-JUN-1940
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic ANSN model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Anson Mk I
Owner/operator:ANS Royal Air Force (ANS RAF)
Registration: K6272
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Adamton House, Monkton, Ayrshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF St. Athan, Glamorgan, South Wales
Destination airport:Glasgow-Prestwick Airport
Narrative:
Avro Anson Mk.I K6272 of the RAF School of Air Navigation, RAF St. Athan, crashed 26/6/1940 on approach to Glasgow-Prestwick Airport. The aircraft's air speed was low then stalled and it dived into the ground at Adamton House, Monkton, Ayrshire just 1 km from the airport. All 4 crew died:

Sergeant(Nav)Irving Alfred Haig Gliddon, RAFVR 741041, age 22, buried at Medstead Cemetery, UK
Sergeant (Pilot) Charles Bernard Hazel, RAF 517158, age unknown, buried at Southend-on-Sea (Sutton Road) Cemetery, UK
Sergeant (W.Op.) James Percy Ross, RAF 625019, age 20, buried at Urmston Cemetery, UK
Sergeant (Pilot) William Rowan Speir, RAF 580985, age 24, buried at Ayr Cemetery, Ayrshire, UK

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft K1000-K9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1976)
2. http://www.epibreren.com/ww2/raf/SAN.html
3. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-avro-652-anson-i-prestwick-4-killed
4. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2438958/gliddon,-irving-alfred-haig/
5. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2427313/hazel,-charles-bernard/
6. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2700853/ross,-james-percy/
7. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2455442/speir,-william-rowan/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Jun-2012 00:42 ryan kirkatrick Added
21-Jan-2016 10:20 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Date, Source]
06-Jul-2018 19:15 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
29-Nov-2018 08:59 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
06-Dec-2019 18:25 Anon. Updated [Narrative]

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