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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 69217
Last updated: 16 January 2020
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Date:08-OCT-1937
Time:day
Type:Fairey Gordon Mk 1
Owner/operator:14 Squadron Royal Air Force (14 Sqn RAF)
Registration: K2739
C/n / msn: F.1821
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Mudawara RLG (Relief Landing Ground), Mudawara -   Jordan
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Amman, Palestine
Destination airport:Mudawara RLG, Transjordan
Narrative:
Fairey Gordon Mk.1 K2739, 14 Sqaudron, RAF Amman, Transjordan: Written off (damaged beyond repair) 8/10/37 when stalled on approach & spun into ground being Destroyed By Fire, at Mudawara RLG (Relief Landing Ground), Transjordan. All three crew were killed:

Flt/Lt Archibald Harold Houghton RAF (pilot, aged 28) killed.
Flt/Lt Harold George Adams RAF killed.
Flying Officer Edwaed Gough RAF killed.

According to the official Air Ministry announcement in "Flight" magazine (October 14, 1937 page 384 - see link #3)

"FLYING ACCIDENTS
The Air Ministry regrets to announce the following accident:
Flt. Lt. Archibald Harold Houghton, Flt. Lt. Harold George Adams and F/O Edward Gough lost their lives in an accident which occurred at Mudawara on October 8 to an aircraft of the Royal Air Force Station, Amman, Palestine. Flt. Lt. Houghton was the pilot and the other two were passengers."

All three crew were interred in Ramleh War Cemetery (see link #5)

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft K1000-K9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1976 page 17)
2. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Accf1939.htm
3. https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1937/1937%20-%202848.html
4. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?314-RAF-officer-deaths-1-1-29-3-9-39
5. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?21666-Royal-Air-Force-Non-World-War-burials-in-the-care-of-C-W-G-C-RAMLEH-WAR-CEMETERY&styleid=3


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Oct-2009 01:08 JINX Added
13-Apr-2018 23:03 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
13-Apr-2018 23:04 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
13-Apr-2018 23:06 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
18-Oct-2018 13:12 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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