ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 2050
Last updated: 15 August 2019
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Date:11-MAY-1938
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic ANSN model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Anson Mk I
Owner/operator:10 Flying Training School Royal Air Force (10 FTS RAF)
Registration: K8722
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Ternhill, Shropshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Ternhill, Shropshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Engine lost power on take-off, aircraft stalled, hit trees & DBR. One of the crew, Wilfred Roberts was quite badly injured on the 11th May 1938 while training at 10 FTS, Tern Hill. He was a pupil pilot (but on this occasion undergoing some Navigation training) on Anson K8722 when it crashed on take off at Ternhill.

He "received shock, severe contusions of chest, severe contusions of the lumbar spine and possible fracture of ribs or compression fracture spine not yet diagnosed". He recovered, and later returned to duty, but was killed 7 April 1940 whilst with 83 Squadron.

Sources:

1. Air-Britain The K File The RAF of the 1930s
2. http://www.aucklandmuseum.com/war-memorial/online-cenotaph/record/C31321
3. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?124-Heston-call-sign
4. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-avro-652-anson-i-raf-ternhill


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-Feb-2008 14:50 JINX Added
18-Mar-2012 18:10 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
16-Jul-2013 04:19 JINX Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
12-Jan-2016 20:19 JIXN Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Nature, Departure airport]
12-Mar-2018 16:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Departure airport, Source]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description