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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 205694
Last updated: 19 November 2020
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Date:10-DEC-1941
Time:day
Type:Miles M.11A Whitney Straight
Owner/operator:24 Squadron Royal Air Force (24 Sqn RAF)
Registration: BD145
C/n / msn: 346
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Park Street, near Radlett, Hertfordshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Radlett, Hertfordshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
First registered [C of R 8000] on 27.7.37 as G-AFAB to Peregrine Phillips Saillard Pratt, Londomn W.1 (aircraft based at Brooklands Aerodrome, Brooklands, West Byfleet, Weybridge, Surrey). C of A 5983 issued August 1937. Sold on and re-registered [C of R 8000/2] 27.2.39 to Venner Time Switches Ltd., New Malden, Surrey (aircraft remained based at Brooklands).

Withdrawn from use and stored at Brooklands from 4.9.39 when all private civilian flying was prohibited due to the outbreak of war. Civil registration G-AFAB cancelled 27.4.40 when impressed into military service as BD145.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 10.12.41 when crashed (stalled and spun into the ground) shortly after take off from Radlett, Hertfordshire. Aircraft came down at Park Street, and the pilot was killed

Crew of BD145: Warrant Officer Sidney Charles Williams (pilot, Service Number 565050, aged 27) - killed

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircrft BA100-BZ999 (James j Halley, Air Britain 1986 p 20)
2. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/15-aeroplanes/80-register-gb-g-af
3. https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-AFAB.pdf
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A10.html
5. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2654665/williams,-sidney-charles/
6. http://www.oldhaltonians.co.uk/pages/links/rememb/ROH/22.htm
7. http://www.orpheusweb.co.uk/vicsmith/Accidents/Dec41.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Feb-2018 20:12 Dr. John Smith Added
06-Feb-2018 00:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
06-Feb-2018 00:21 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
30-May-2019 22:01 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
31-May-2019 06:14 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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