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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 22290
Last updated: 16 September 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic bttl model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairey Battle Mk I
Owner/operator:15 Elementary Flying Training School Royal Air Force (15 EFTS RAF)
Registration: P2157
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:RAF Kingstown, Carlisle, Cumberland -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:RAF Finningley, South Yorkshire
Destination airport:RAF Kingstown, Carlisle, Cumberland
The aircraft was taken on 3-06-40 by an unqualified pilot, after several failed attempts it crashed on landing at RAF Kingstown, Carlisle, Cumberland. Pilot: Aircraftman Okie arrested.

Known history of Battle P2157:
Built by Fairey, Stockport under Contract 768880/38,
16/06/39 Delivered to the RAF at 6 MU, RAF Brize Norton
11/01/40 Delivered to RAF Finningley, South Yorkshire
25/01/40 Issued to 5 Group Target Towing Flight
27/10/40 Driffield Target Towing Flight,
28/06/41 Undercarriage jammed, landed on one wheel, Conningsby,
03/07/41 Fairey Aircraft at Stockport for repairs
23/10/41 To 47 MU, RAF Sealand, to be packed for overseas shipment
21/03/42 Delivered to the RAAF. Seems to have retained its former RAF serial, although Fairey Battles should have been re-serialled in the A22-1 to A22-47 range in RAAF service


1. Air Crashes in the Lake District by Michael J Hust stays pilot was 'Aircraftman Okie'
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft P1000-P9999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1978)
3. The Battle File (Sidney Shail, Air Britain, 1997 p 164)

Revision history:

06-Aug-2008 22:38 Anon. Added
31-Jan-2012 01:14 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Destination airport]
28-Feb-2012 10:42 paulmcmillan Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
06-Sep-2019 19:27 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Sep-2019 19:29 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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