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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 2092
Last updated: 8 December 2019
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Date:08-AUG-1938
Time:16:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic ANSN model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Anson Mk I
Owner/operator:233 Squadron Royal Air Force (233 Sqn RAF)
Registration: K8831
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Humber Estuary, near Bridlington Bay, East Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Gosport, Hampshire
Destination airport:RAF Thornaby, North Yorkshire
Narrative:
Avro Anson Mk.I K8831: Written off (aircraft initially posted as "missing") 8/8/38 when (presumed) crashed into the Humber Estuary, near Bridlington Bay, East Yorkshire, after loss of control when formation flew into cloud on transfer flight. All four crew killed:
Crew:
Sgt. Cecil Joseph Le Patrick Gordon (pilot),
AC 2 Thomas Charles Andrews,
AC 1 Melville George Brand,
AC 1 Leslie Freeman

According to a contemporary report in Flight Magazine (August 18, 1938 p.153 see link #6):

"With reference to the disappearance on August 8 of an aircraft of No. 233 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron, Thornaby, the Air Ministry announces with regret that as extensive air and ground searches have failed to find the aircraft and the occupants: it must now be accepted that the following personnel lost their lives: —
Sgt. Cecil Joseph Le Patrick Gordon (pilot),
A/C.2 Thomas Charles Andrews,
A/C.1 Melville George Brand,
A/C.1 Leslie Freeman."

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft K1000-K9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1976, page 73)
2. Folha da Manhã 10 August 1938, p 4
3. Mystery of Two RAF 'Planes". Irish Times. Dublin. 1938-08-10. p. 7
4. https://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?95003-8-8-1938-Anson-K8831-233sqd
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_aerial_disappearances
6. https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1938/1938%20-%202345.html
7. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?13054-Avro-Anson-Mk-I-K8831-8th-August-1938
8. http://www.bcar.org.uk/1930s-incident-logs#1938
9. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1939.htm
10. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-avro-652-anson-i-bridlington-4-killed


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
16-Feb-2008 08:33 JINX Added
19-Mar-2012 05:58 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
26-Jun-2012 11:52 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport]
15-Jul-2013 21:49 JINX Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
16-Jul-2015 15:26 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
06-Feb-2017 18:50 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
23-Dec-2017 18:15 Nepa Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
15-Mar-2018 18:49 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
13-Nov-2018 07:00 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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