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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 207129
Last updated: 21 June 2019
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Date:20-OCT-1938
Time:night
Type:Silhouette image of generic HIND model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Hind
Owner/operator:50 Squadron Royal Air Force (50 Sqn RAF)
Registration: K6740
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire
Narrative:
Hawker Hind aircraft K6740 of 50 Squadron, RAF was written off (damaged beyond repair) 20/10/38 when it undershot on landing at night at Waddington. The 50 Squadron, RAF ORB (Operations Record Book) notes that "Pilot Officer F.B. Gabb crashed when landing during Night Flying". (Injuries he sustained, if any, are not known; however, the next day, Pilot Officer Gabb was given a desk job, which is perhaps not a coincidence!)

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft K1000-K9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1976 page 54)
2. http://www.no-50-and-no-61-squadrons-association.co.uk/app/download/5802508903/50+SQUADRON+ORB+1939+1943+Revision+1.pdf.


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Mar-2018 23:37 Dr. John Smith Added
31-Oct-2018 14:37 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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