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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 2118
Last updated: 13 December 2019
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Type:Armstrong Whitworth Atlas Trainer
Owner/operator:RAF Oxford UAS
Registration: K2517
C/n / msn: AW.748
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Thames Estuary, Near Eastchurch, Isle of Sheppey, Kent -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:
Destination airport:RAF Eastchurch, Isle of Sheppey, Kent
Armstrong Whitworth Atlas Trainer K2517 of RAF Oxford UAS (University Air Sqaudron): Crashed into the Thames Estuary, on approach to RAF Eastchurch, Isle of Sheppey, Kent 28 June 1932. No fatalities reported among the crew of two.

K2517 was one of 53 aircraft (K2514-K2566) ordered from Armstrong Whitworth, Whitley, to contract 103834/31 to meet Specification 8/31. Delivered between September 1931 and July 1932. K2517 is known to have been issued in September 1931 to the Oxford University Air Squadron, and was struck off charge on 15/8/32.


1. Royal Air Force Aircraft K1000-K9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1976, p.16)

Revision history:

16-Feb-2008 13:08 JINX Added
07-Feb-2017 20:07 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
15-May-2018 11:49 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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