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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 205854
Last updated: 9 June 2020
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Date:01-SEP-1939
Time:
Type:Miles M.14A Hawk Trainer III
Owner/operator:Thanet Aero Club Ltd
Registration: G-AFEV
C/n / msn: 558
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Ware Cross, near Lyme Regis, Dorset -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Exeter Airport, Exeter, Decon
Destination airport:Ramsgate Aerodrome, Ramsgate, Kent
Narrative:
First registered [C of R 8333] on 5.2.38 as G-AFEV to Exeter Aero Club Ltd., Exeter, Devon. C of A 6210 issued February 1938. Sold on and re-registered [C of R 8874] on 9.11.38 to Weston Aero Club Ltd., London W.1 (aircraft based at Weston-super-Mare, Somerset). Sold on and re-regsitered [C of R 8874/2] 11.2.39 to Thanet Aero Club Ltd., London W.1 (aircraft based at Ramsgate Aerodrome, Ramsgate, Kent)

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 1.9.39 when crashed at Ware Cross, near Lyme Regis, Dorset. Pilot (sole person on board) Henry Stanley Foulds (aged 39) was killed.

Registration G-AFEV belatedly cancelled by the Air Ministry post war, on 1.12.46, due to "destruction or permanent withdrawl form use of aircraft". A note on the aircraft's record card states "(Census 1946)"; which indicates that the Air Ministry were only made aware of the demise of G-AFEV after a return from the last registered owners, in response to the Air Ministry's 1946 census into the existence (or not) of all UK-registered pre-war civil aircraft

Sources:

1. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/15-aeroplanes/80-register-gb-g-af
2. https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-AFEV.pdf
3. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A10.html
4. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1939.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Feb-2018 19:56 Dr. John Smith Added

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