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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 204434
Last updated: 27 February 2020
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Date:06-FEB-1936
Time:day
Type:Avro 643 Cadet
Owner/operator:Air Service Training Ltd
Registration: G-ADTM
C/n / msn: 877
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:West End, near Botley, Hampshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Anstry, Coventry, Warwickshire
Destination airport:Eastleigh Airport, Southampton, Hampshire
Narrative:
First registered (C of R 6321) on 20.9.35 as G-ADTM to Air Service Training Ltd., Hamble, Hampshire. (G-ADTM was one of a batch of twenty Avro 643 Cadet Mk.II, aircraft built by A.V. Roe & Co. Ltd., Newton Heath, Manchester, for Air Service Training Ltd. Delivered in September 1935, all were registered on this date, as G-ADTF to G-ADTZ). C of A 5102 issued September 1935. Re-assigned to Air Service Training Ltd., Ansty, Coventry, Warwickshire.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 6.2.36 when crashed at West End, near Botley, Hampshire. According to a contemporary newspaper report ("Portsmouth Evening News" - Friday 7 February 1936)

"BOTLEY 'PLANE CRASH
PUPIL BADLY INJURED
While looping the loop at West End, near Botley (Hants), Mr. J. L. Hawken, of Home Side, Gillingham (Kent), who was undergoing instructions at a training centre, crashed into a ploughed field from a height of 1,000 feet. He was terribly injured about the head, and was taken to Southampton Hospital in a critical condition. When lifted from his machine Mr. Hawken was placed on a farm cart and slowly towed across the field in which the mud was a foot deep in places.

Registration G-ADTM cancelled 2.1.37 due to "destruction or permanent withdrawl from use of aircraft"

Sources:

1. Portsmouth Evening News - Friday 7 February 1936
2. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/15-aeroplanes/78-register-gb-g-ad
3. https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-ADTM.pdf
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A7.html
5. http://www.delscope.co.uk/aviation/hamble.htm#CRA
6. http://sussexhistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=14974.0
7. http://www.hampshireairfields.co.uk/hancrash.html
8. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Botley,_Hampshire


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Jan-2018 22:59 Dr. John Smith Added
14-Jan-2018 23:09 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
15-Jan-2018 15:40 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration]
27-Feb-2020 18:07 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
27-Feb-2020 18:12 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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