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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 68443
Last updated: 3 May 2020
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Date:29-JUN-1938
Time:day
Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk I
Owner/operator:30 Squadron Royal Air Force (30 Sqn RAF)
Registration: K7102
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Habbaniya, Al-Anbar Province -   Iraq
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Habbaniya, Al-Anbar Province, Iraq
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Bristol Blenheim Mk.I K7102 of 30 Squadron, RAF:- Written off (destroyed) 29/6/38 when engine failed after take-off, aircraft stalled & dived into the ground at RAF Habbaniya, Al-Anbar Province, Iraq. Both crew killed:

Pilot Officer Charles Alexander Stephen (pilot) RAF
AC1 Harold Davies killed

According to the official Air Ministry announcement in "Flight" magazine (July 7 1938 page 21 - see link #6):
FLYING ACCIDENTS
P/O Charles Alexander Stephen and Aircraftman 1st Class Harold Davies lost their lives in an accident which occurred at Habbaniya on June 29 to an aircraft of No. 30 (Bomber) Sqn., Habbaniya, Iraq. P/O Stephen was the pilot and Aircraftman Davies was the other member of the crew."

Sources:

1. Air Britain The K File The RAF of the 1930s
2. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Accf1939.htm
3. http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/08613.php
4. https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205079459
5. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?314-RAF-officer-deaths-1-1-29-3-9-39
6. https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1938/1938%20-%201967.html


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Oct-2009 11:23 JINX Added
15-Dec-2014 10:32 INV Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Narrative]
08-Mar-2018 19:33 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
13-Mar-2018 19:51 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
06-Oct-2018 06:35 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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