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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 2105
Last updated: 8 January 2020
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Date:25-APR-1932
Time:day
Type:Armstrong Whitworth Atlas Trainer
Owner/operator:2 FTS Royal Air Force (2 FTS RAF)
Registration: K1466
C/n / msn: AW.588
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:1 mile West of RAF Digby, North Kesteven, Lincolnshire, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Digby, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:RAF Digby,
Narrative:
Stalled & crashed 25 April 1932 one mile West of RAF Digby, North Kesteven, Lincolnshire. According to a contemporary newspaper report:

"Saturday 30 April 1932,
Grantham Journal, Lincolnshire, England

Pilotís Narrow Escape.ó

Pilot Officer Alan Cresswell Martin, of the Royal Air Force Camp Digby, narrowly escaped death on Monday" (25th April 1932) "when the aeroplane he was piloting crashed into a stone wall near the camp. It is thought that Martin stalled to avoid another machine, and that the aeroplane went into a spin. The machine was damaged, and Martin was extricated with fractured thigh and other thigh and other injuries. Improvised splints were made from parts of the machine'

P/O Martin recovered and returned to service: he was KIA on the night of 25/26-8-1941 when piloting a 40 Squadron Wellington IC X9749, which failed to return from operations to Karlsruhe, Germany

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft K1000-K9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1976 p.8)
2. http://www.raf-lincolnshire.info/digby/digby_crashes.htm
3. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?20364-ATLAS-K1466-of-2FTS-stalled-and-crashed-nr-Digby-Lincs-25-4-1932-P-O-J-Martin-quot-AFL
4. https://www.flightglobal.com/FlightPDFArchive/1931/1931%20-%200851.PDF


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
16-Feb-2008 09:11 JINX Added
26-Jan-2012 14:34 Nepa Updated [Operator]
15-Jul-2013 02:47 JINX Updated [Operator, Source]
07-Feb-2017 19:44 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Nov-2018 20:06 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Nature, Destination airport, Operator]

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