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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 2063
Last updated: 31 December 2019
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Date:12-DEC-1938
Time:night
Type:Silhouette image of generic ANSN model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Anson Mk I
Owner/operator:220 Squadron Royal Air Force (220 Sqn RAF)
Registration: K8759
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Bircham Newton, Norfolk, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Bircham Newton, Norfolk
Destination airport:RAF Bircham Newton, Norfolk
Narrative:
Avro Anson Mk.1 K8789 "W" of 220 Sqaudron, RAF: Written off (destroyed) 12/12/38 when undershot at night & hit trees on final approach to Bircham Newton. Aircraft hit trees and crashed in a wooded area. All four crew were injured while the aircraft was destroyed.

Sources:

1. Air-Britain The K File The RAF of the 1930s
2. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-avro-652-anson-raf-bircham-newton
3. http://www.na3t.org/air/photo/ABN00070


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-Feb-2008 22:59 JINX Added
25-Feb-2008 14:25 JINX Updated
19-Mar-2012 06:07 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
26-Jun-2012 11:55 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport, Source]
15-Jul-2013 21:56 JINX Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport, Source]
15-Jun-2015 06:56 C.C.Catch Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport]
22-Mar-2018 01:10 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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