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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 207001
Last updated: 27 October 2019
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Date:06-FEB-1937
Time:day
Type:Hawker Hart
Owner/operator:503 (City of Lincoln) Squadron Royal Air Force (503 (City of Lincoln) Sqn RAF)
Registration: K3025
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Hawker Hart K3025, 503 (City of Lincoln) Squadron, Royal Auxiliary Air Force, RAF Waddington: Written off (damaged beyond repair) 6/2/37 when engine cut after take-off; spun into the ground near RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire. Both crew killed:

Pilot Officer Michael Philip Forte (aged 23)
LAC Fred W East (aged 20)

According to the official Air Ministry announcement in "Flight" magazine (February 18, 1937 page 177 - see link #7):

"FLYING ACCIDENTS
Also that P/O Michael Philip Forte and L.A/C F. W. East lost their lives in an accident which occurred at Waddington on February 6 to an aircraft of No. 503 (County of Lincoln) (Bomber) Squadron. P/O Forte was the pilot of the aircraft, and L.A/C East the passenger."

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft K1000-K9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1976 page 20)
2. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1937.htm
3. https://www.flickr.com/photos/flightglobal/2092519593
4. https://www.lincstothepast.com/Records/RecordDisplayTranscript.aspx?oid=945437&iid=22829
5. http://www.bcar.org.uk/1930s-incident-logs#1937
6. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?314-RAF-officer-deaths-1-1-29-3-9-39
7. https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1937/1937%20-%200453.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Mar-2018 19:08 Dr. John Smith Added
08-Apr-2018 21:22 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
09-Oct-2018 17:39 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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