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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 206925
Last updated: 24 November 2019
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Date:19-FEB-1936
Time:day
Type:Handley Page Heyford Mk IA
Owner/operator:10 Squadron Royal Air Force (10 Sqn RAF)
Registration: K4024
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Beacon Hill, near Midhurst, Sussex. -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Boscombe Down, Wiltshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Heyford IA K4024,"C" of 10 Squadron, RAF Boscombe Down, Wiltshire: This aircraft was built to the second Heyford order, 272083/33 of December 9, 1933, for 23 aircraft (s/n K4021-K4043) to re-equip No.10 Squadron. Written off (destroyed) 19/2/36 when flew into hillside in cloud at Beacon Hill, near Midhurst, Sussex. Three of the four crew were killed:

Sgt Edward Kenneth McDermott (aged 27, Service #365507)
LAC Cyril James Adams (aged 27, Service #365133)
LAC George John Westlake (aged 20)
Sgt Charles Albert Deakin (pilot, survived with serious injuries)

Note that contemporary newsreel film reports (see link #6) give the crash location as "hill near Telegraph House, the home of Lord Bertrand Russell near Petersfield, Hampshire"

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft K1000-K9999 (James J. Jalley, Air Britain, 1976 page 29)
2. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1937.htm
3. http://1000aircraftphotos.com/Contributions/Visschedijk/6263.htm
4. http://jn.passieux.free.fr/html/Heyford.php
5. https://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?122118-1936-HP-Heyford-Crash-nr-Petersfield
6. http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675053127_wreckage-of-planes_Royal-Air-Force_winter-night-maneuvers_crashing
7. https://www.gravestonephotos.com/public/gravedetails.php?scrwidth=400&grave=411647


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Mar-2018 19:12 Dr. John Smith Added
06-Apr-2018 07:25 rvargast17 Updated [Aircraft type]
06-Apr-2018 12:11 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
01-Nov-2018 16:44 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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