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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 178130
Last updated: 14 June 2020
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Date:10-AUG-1938
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic SWOR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairey Swordfish Mk I
Owner/operator:Torpedo Trg Ut Royal Air Force (Torpedo Trg Ut RAF)
Registration: K8886
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Solent Estuary off Gosport, Hampshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Gosport, Hampshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Fairey Swordfish Mk.I K8886, Torpedo Training Unit, RAF Gosport: Written off (destroyed) 10/8/38 when crashed into the Solent Estuary off Gosport, Hampshire. Pilot - Acting Pilot Officer Reginald Alexander Robertson (aged 25 and a New Zealander) - was killed (death by drowning).

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft K1000-K9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1976, page 74)
2. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1939.htm
3. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?314-RAF-officer-deaths-1-1-29-3-9-39


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
29-Jul-2015 16:54 TB Added
15-Mar-2018 00:40 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
15-Mar-2018 00:44 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Time, Source]
25-Nov-2018 18:37 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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