ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 225495
Last updated: 21 October 2020
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Type:Miles Magister Mk I
Owner/operator:54 Squadron Royal Air Force (54 Sqn RAF)
Registration: P6358
C/n / msn: 1726
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Upminster, Essex -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Hornchurch, Essex
Destination airport:
Miles Magister Mk.1 P6358 of 54 Squadron, RAF: Written off (destroyed) 15 March 1940 when low flying near Upminster, Essex. Aircraft flew into a tree, and then fell to the ground, killing one of the two crew:

Crew of Magister P6358:
Pilot Officer Robert Eli West (pilot) Service Number 41508 - killed, Buried at Kingston-upon-Thames Cemetery, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey
Sergeant B Raises (passenger) - seriously injured;


1. Royal Air Force Aircraft P1000-P9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1979 p 34)
2. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 81/1912

Revision history:

27-May-2019 00:18 Dr. John Smith Added
30-May-2019 12:52 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]
21-Oct-2020 11:08 MatthewC Updated [Cn]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description