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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 68387
Last updated: 31 March 2020
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Date:30-JUN-1937
Time:day
Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk I
Owner/operator:90 Squadron Royal Air Force (90 Sqn RAF)
Registration: K7053
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Brown Clee Hill, Lyth Bank, Stanton Long, Shropshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Bicester, Oxfordshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Bristol Blenheim Mk.I K7053 of 90 Squadron, RAF Bicester, Oxfordshire: Destroyed 30/6/37 when dived out of cloud on a navigation exercise & failed to recover, flew into high ground and exploded. Aircraft came down at Brown Clee Hill, Lyth Bank, Stanton Long, Shropshire. All three crew killed:
Crew:
Sgt Edward Moorhouse (aged 25) killed
AC1 Sydney Herbert William Coomber (aged 24) killed
AC2 Alfred George Martin (aged 20) killed

K7053 was 90 Squadron's dual-control training aircraft. According to the official Air Ministry announcement in "Flight" magazine (July 8, 1937 page 57 - see link #7):

"FLYING ACCIDENTS
The Air Ministry regrets to announce that Sgt. Edward Moorhouse, A/C.1 Sydney Herbert William Coomber, and A/C.2 Alfred George Martin lost their lives in an accident which occurred near Bridgnorth, Salop, on June 30 to an aircraft of No. 90 (Bomber) Squadron, Bicester. Sgt. Moorhouse was the pilot and the other two airmen were the passengers of the aircraft"

Sources:

1. Air Britain The K File The RAF of the 1930s
2. The Bristol Blenheim (Warner)
3. https://pacaeropress.websitetoolbox.com/post/bristol-blenheim-mk1-crash-1937-8175612
4. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1937.htm
5. https://ww2aircraft.net/forum/threads/bristol-blenheim-mk1-k7053-crash-1937.45306/
6. http://aircrewremembered.com/blenheim-test.html
7. https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1937/1937%20-%201939.html


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Oct-2009 23:36 JINX Added
03-Oct-2009 11:52 JINX Updated
05-Jul-2013 09:31 JINX Updated [Location]
11-Aug-2014 17:11 Unitex Updated [Operator, Narrative]
13-Feb-2016 12:06 MrBean1941 Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
05-Mar-2018 13:38 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Apr-2018 20:24 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
26-Sep-2018 12:14 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative, Operator]

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