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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 208427
Last updated: 12 July 2020
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Date:20-JUN-1939
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic hafu model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Fury Mk II
Owner/operator:9 FTS Royal Air Force (9 FTS RAF)
Registration: K8222
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Long Newnton, near Tetbury, Gloucestershire, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Hullavington, Chippenham, Wiltshire
Destination airport:RAF Hullavington, Wiltshire
Narrative:
Hawker Fury II K8222, 9 FTS, RAF Hullavington, Chippenham, Wiltshire: Written off (destroyed) 20/6/39 when stalled and dived into the ground, Long Newnton, near Tetbury, Gloucestershire. Pilot - Acting Pilot Officer Eric Russell McGovern (aged 21) - was killed. According to the official Air Ministry announcement in "Flight" magazine (June 29, 1939 - see link #3):

"FLYING ACCIDENTS
A.P/O Eric Russell McGovern (flying solo) lost his life in an accident which occurred at Long Newnton, near Tetbury, on June 20, 1939, to an aircraft of No. 9 Flying Training School".

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft K1000-K9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1976 page 68)
2. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1939.htm
3. https://www.flightglobal.com/FlightPDFArchive/1939/1939%20-%202003.PDF
4. http://www.aviation-links.co.uk/Gloucestershire%20Aircraft%20Accidents.pdf
5. http://www.atlantikwall.co.uk/atlantikwall/e_w_long_newnton.php
6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_Newnton#History


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
29-Mar-2018 17:32 Dr. John Smith Added
29-Mar-2018 17:33 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
06-Dec-2018 17:27 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Nature, Destination airport, Operator]

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