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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 2040
Last updated: 21 December 2019
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Date:28-OCT-1937
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic ANSN model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Anson Mk I
Owner/operator:75 Squadron Royal Air Force (75 Sqn RAF)
Registration: K6322
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Driffield, North Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Driffield, North Yorkshire
Destination airport:RAF Driffield, North Yorkshire
Narrative:
Avro Anson Mk.I K6322 "S" of 75 Squadron, RAF: Written off 28/10/37 when undershot landing & Damaged Beyond Repair after hitting trees. Crew was performing training flight. On final approach, pilot did not realise he was flying too low. Aircraft hit tree tops and crashed in a wooded area short of runway. Both crew were injured while the aircraft was destroyed.

Cause of accident: poor judgement on part of the pilot.

Sources:

1. Air-Britain The K File The RAF of the 1930s
2. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-avro-652-anson-i-raf-driffield
3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No._75_Squadron_RAF#1937,_reforms_as_bomber_squadron


Images:


Driffield 1937, One of a collection of photos inherited from my uncle Jack Beaumont who was a keen photographer stationed at Driffield and training as a bomb aimer on Ansons, I lent this photo and others to the RAF museum at Hendon to see if they where of any interest.


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-Feb-2008 11:02 JINX Added
18-Mar-2012 17:33 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Source, Narrative]
10-Aug-2012 12:41 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport, Source]
17-Sep-2012 11:16 Paul Murray Vincent Updated [Source]
17-Sep-2012 12:15 Anon. Updated [Source]
14-Jul-2013 08:46 JINX Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
20-Oct-2015 18:25 Jixn Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport, Narrative]
08-Jul-2016 12:07 Chris P Updated [Total occupants]
08-Mar-2018 18:27 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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