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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 2018
Last updated: 10 December 2019
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Date:24-JAN-1938
Time:19:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic ANSN model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Anson Mk I
Owner/operator:51 Squadron Royal Air Force (51 Sqn RAF)
Registration: K6277
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Ibworth, near Basingstoke, Hampshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Boscombe Down, Wiltshire
Destination airport:RAF Greenham Common, Newbury, Berkshire
Narrative:
Avro Anson K6277 "51-T" of 51 Squadron RAF: Hit trees on high ground & crashed while descending in cloud on night navex at Ibworth, near Basingstoke, Hampshire on 24.1.38. Crew performing night training flight. Pilot started descent in low visibility & hit tree tops before crashing on wooded hill. One pilot seriously injured & the second one was killed. Crew of Anson K6277 were:

Pilot Officer David Lorraine Lloyd Morris (aged 23) - killed
Sgt Donald William Mansbridge (aged 24) - injured
Acting Pilot Officer Cecil Wardman Poulter (aged 24) - injured
AC2 Ronald Harry Price - injured

AC2 Ronald Harry Price sustained a broken arm in the crash, but was able to walk away from the wreckage to summon help, which arrived at 21:30 hours local time, two hours after the crash. A subsequent Board of Inquiry into the accident concluded that the pilot had mistaken the lights of the town of Basingstoke, Hampshire, for the runway lights at RAF Greenham Common

Sources:

1. Air-Britain The K File The RAF of the 1930s
2. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1939.htm
3. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-avro-652-anson-i-kingsclere-1-killed
4. http://www.worldnavalships.com/directory/aircrewprofile.php?AircrewID=11751
5. http://aircrewremembered.com/mansbridge-donald.html
6. http://www.worldnavalships.com/directory/airframeprofile.php?FrameID=25536


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-Feb-2008 07:35 JINX Added
04-Feb-2012 09:04 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
18-Mar-2012 17:46 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
25-Jun-2012 08:13 Nepa Updated [Operator, Source]
06-Jul-2013 13:43 JINX Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Narrative]
15-Jul-2013 21:48 JINX Updated [Departure airport, Source]
12-Jan-2016 20:10 JIXN Updated [Operator, Departure airport]
16-Feb-2018 20:28 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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