ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 208041
Last updated: 2 October 2019
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Date:17-JAN-1939
Time:day
Type:Hawker Hurricane Mk 1
Owner/operator:111 (Treble One) Squadron Royal Air Force (111 (Treble One) Sqn RAF)
Registration: L1558
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Manor Farm, Wield, near Alton, Hampshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Northolt, South Ruislip, Middlesex
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Hawker Hurricane Mk.I L1558, 111 Squadron, RAF Northolt: Written off (destroyed) 17/01/39 when spun into the ground in bad weather, Manor Farm, Wield, near Alton, Hampshire. Pilot - Sgt Llewellyn Roy Griffiths (aged 23) - was killed. According to the official Air Ministry announcement in "Flight" magazine (January 26, 1939 page 61 - see #3)

"FLYING ACCIDENTS
Sgt. Llewellyn Roy Griffiths (flying solo) lost his life in an accident which occurred at Alton, Hampshire, on January 17, to an aircraft of No. 1 (Fighter) Squadron, Northolt, Middlesex"

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-N9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain)
2. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1939.htm
3. https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1939/1939%20-%200213.html
4. http://www.planetrace.co.uk/1930-1939_35.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-Mar-2018 22:18 Dr. John Smith Added
03-Oct-2018 07:03 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description