ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 22290
Last updated: 16 September 2020
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Date:03-JUN-1940
Time:day
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
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Finningley, South Yorkshire
Destination airport:RAF Kingstown, Carlisle, Cumberland
Narrative:
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

Sources:

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)
4. http://www.adf-serials.com.au/2a22p.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
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]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description