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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 21792
Last updated: 28 July 2020
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Date:27-NOV-1938
Time:day
Type:Miles Magister Mk I
Owner/operator:27 ERFTS Royal Air Force (27 ERFTS RAF)
Registration: L8175
C/n / msn: 665
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Near Holme Pierrepont, Gamston, Rushcliffe, Nottinghamshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Tollerton, Nottinghamshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Miles Magister Mk.I L8175 of 27 ERFTS, RAF Tollerton, Nottighamshire. Written off (destroyed) 27.11.38: Stalled recovering from spin and dived into the ground near Holme Pierrepont, Gamston, Rushcliffe, 5 miles south of Nottingham, Nottinghamshire. (at approximate co ordinates 52.946N 1.065W). Pilot Sgt Edward Watkin-Thomas (aged 22) killed. According to a contemporary magazine report ("Flight" magazine December 8. 1938 page 525 - see link #3):

"Sgt. Edward Watkin-Thomas (flying solo) lost his life in an accident which occurred at Holme Pierrepont on November 27 to an aircraft of No. 27 Elementary and Reserve Flying Training School, Nottingham".

Sources:

1. Air Britain RAF Aircraft L1000- N9999
2. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1939.htm
3. https://www.flightglobal.com/FlightPDFArchive/1938/1938%20-%203441.PDF
4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holme_Pierrepont


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-Jul-2008 14:12 JINX Added
26-Jan-2018 21:46 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
19-Mar-2018 22:14 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
12-Nov-2018 17:16 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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