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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 208388
Last updated: 15 June 2020
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Date:15-JUN-1939
Time:night
Type:Silhouette image of generic T6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
North American Harvard
Owner/operator:1 FTS Royal Air Force (1 FTS RAF)
Registration: N7064
C/n / msn: 49-812
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Salisbury Plain, 3 miles East of Netheravon, Wiltshire, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Netheravon, Wiltshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
North American Harvard Mk.I N7064, 1 FTS, RAF Netheravon: Written off (destroyed) in a night flying accident, and crashed on Salisbury Plain, 3 miles East of Netheravon, Wiltshire. Pilot - Midshipman (Air) James Vincent Reed (pilot, flying solo, aged 19) - was killed. He was part of 1 FTS Naval Pilot's Course No.3. According to the official Air Ministry announcement in "Flight" magazine (June 22, 1939 page 628 - see link #3):

"FLYING ACCIDENTS
Midshipman (A) James Vincent Reed (flying solo) lost his life in an accident which occurred near Salisbury, Wiltshire, on June 15, to an aircraft of No. 1 Flying Training School"

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-N9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1983)
2. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1939.htm
3. https://www.flightglobal.com/FlightPDFArchive/1939/1939%20-%201903.PDF
4. http://www.naval-history.net/xDKCas1939.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
29-Mar-2018 00:38 Dr. John Smith Added
30-Mar-2018 16:49 A.J.Scholten Updated [Cn]
23-Nov-2018 18:09 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Nature, Operator]

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