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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 69202
Last updated: 15 January 2020
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Date:31-MAY-1939
Time:
Type:Fairey Gordon Mk 1
Owner/operator:Habbaniya CF Royal Air Force (Habbaniya CF RAF)
Registration: K2645
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Habbaniya -   Iraq
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:RAF Habbaniya, Iraq
Narrative:
Fairey Gordon Mk.I K2645: Written off (damaged beyond repair) 31/5/39 in a landing accident at RAF Habbaniya, Iraq.
First landing very heavy, which forced undercarriage into fuel tank, pilot went around again. second landing better and successful until pilot switched off engine igniting the spilt fuel. Crew: All 3 crew members known

Sgt Reginald Charles Phillips (Pilot)
LAC William Edward Gates and
LAC Ronald Hills.

Pilot, Sgt R C Phillips RAF died of burns next day (1/6/39). Other crew members of the crew treated for burns at Habbaniya Hospital.

Sources:

1. Air Britain The K File The RAF of the 1930s
2. Western Daily Press Saturday 3 June 1939
3. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Accf1939.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Oct-2009 18:48 JINX Added
17-Oct-2013 20:53 Pentaxman Updated [Source, Narrative]
08-Mar-2018 19:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
15-Jan-2020 10:42 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport, Operator]

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