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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 25044
Last updated: 7 August 2020
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Date:30-JAN-1935
Time:night
Type:Silhouette image of generic A504 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro 504N
Owner/operator:Leslie George Anderson
Registration: G-EBVY
C/n / msn: R3/CN/126
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Grounds of Springfield Mental Hospital, Tooting, London SW.17 -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Hanworth Aerodrome, Hanworth, Middlesex
Destination airport:
Narrative:
First civil registered 31.1.28 to A.V.Roe & Co Ltd. Sold 4.11.32 (C of A 1293/C of R 4015) to Leslie George Anderson, Kensington, London W8 (but based at Hanworth. Middlesex). Written off when crashed at Tooting, Borough of Wandsworth, London SW17 on 30.01.1935.

G-EBVY took off from Hanworth Aerodrome on 30 January 1935 and headed east across London. Something untoward must have happened over Wandsworth to necessitate the pilot having to make a forced landing over this built up area. The landing site selected was the Springfield Mental Hospital at Lower Tooting. Presumably the emergency landing was not entirely successful. The pilot, Capt. Percival Phillips MC, was injured but his passenger, James Edward Fry, escaped without injury.

Registration G-EBVY cancelled 1.4.35 due to "destruction or permanent withdrawal from use of aircraft"

Sources:

1. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AVIA 5/17/C299: http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C6576767
2. https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-EBVY.pdf
3. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-E4.html
4. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/aeroplanes/15-aeroplanes/82-register-gb-g-eb
5. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Accb1939.htm
6. https://baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-avro-504n-tooting
7. http://sussexhistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=16586.0


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
02-May-2013 22:14 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
07-Jan-2014 17:30 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]
15-Nov-2016 19:59 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
24-Mar-2020 00:29 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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