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Date:14-APR-1932
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic A504 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro 504N
Owner/operator:2 FTS Royal Air Force (2 FTS RAF)
Registration: K2352
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:East Winch, near Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Digby, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
14.4.32: Avro 504N K2352, 2 FTS, RAF Digby. Written off (destroyed) when crashed in field and caught fire, East Winch, near King's Lynn, Norfolk. Pilot - Pilot Officer Adrian John Warford-Mein (aged 22 and an Australian national) - was killed. According to his official obituary:

"Pilot Officer Adrian John Warford Mein, aged 22 years, of Melbourne, who had been attached to the Digby Training School, was killed instantly to-day when a single-seater Avro machine crashed and burst into flames while Pilor-Officer Mein was flying over East Winch, West Norfolk.

Eye-witnesses saw the machine flying low and circle twice as if seeking a landing-place. Suddenly it nose-dived to the ground.

[Pilot-Officer Adrian John Warford-Mein was the eldest son of Mr and Mrs P. Warford-Mein, Wallace avenue, Toorak. Educated at Melbourne Grammar School, which he attended from 1923 to 1928, he went to Pembroke College, Cambridge University to study law. He took his B.A. degree with second-class honours in law there, and completed his course at the Inns of Court, London. Instead of returning to Australia he joined the Royal Air Force on December 28, 1931. He was admitted to the Air Force in competition with applicants from all parts of the United Kingdom and the Dominions.]"

Sources:

1. Air-Britain The K File The RAF of the 1930s
2. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1934.htm
3. http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/warford-mein-adrian-john-18495
4. The Argus (Melbourne, Victoria) Saturday 16 April 1932 Page 23 at https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/4447208


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Feb-2008 16:17 JINX Added
26-Jan-2012 14:33 Nepa Updated [Operator]
22-Jul-2013 03:44 JINX Updated [Operator, Source]
11-Dec-2017 16:08 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Nov-2018 20:05 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Nature, Operator]

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