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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 209470
Last updated: 6 December 2019
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Date:16-OCT-1930
Time:day
Type:Armstrong Whitworth Atlas TM
Owner/operator:RAF College Cranwell
Registration: K1186
C/n / msn: AW.525
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Cranwell, Cranwell, Sleaford, Lincolnshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Cranwell, Sleaford, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Armstrong Whitworth Atlas TM K1186, RAF College, Cranwell: Written off (destroyed) 16/10/30 when stalled and dived into the ground at RAF Cranwell, Cranwell, Sleaford, Lincolnshire. The pilot and sole occupant - Flight Cadet Ernest Hamley Fawkes (aged 20) - was killed.

Court of Inquiry held at HQ Cranwell on 17/10/30. The Court's verdict was "Error of judgement on the part of the pilot".

Atlas K1186 was one of 26 aircraft (K1172-K1197, c/n AW.511-AW.536) ordered from Armstrong Whitworth, Whitley, to contract 972069/29 to meet Specification 12/28. Delivered between April and June 1930.

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft K1000-K9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1976, page 6)
2. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1934.htm
3. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?17427-RAF-Fatalities-1930
4. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?17427-RAF-Fatalities-1930/page2
5. http://www.interment.net/data/eng/lincoln/st_andrew/index.htm
6. http://britishaviation-ptp.com/aw_atlas.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Apr-2018 17:36 Dr. John Smith Added
21-Jun-2018 15:46 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Source, Narrative]

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