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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 209191
Last updated: 14 June 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic SWOR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairey Swordfish Mk I
Owner/operator:Gosport A Flt RAF
Registration: K5974
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:RAF Gosport, Hampshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:RAF Gosport, Hampshire
Destination airport:RAF Gosport, Hampshire
Fairey Swordfish I K5974, 'A' Flt Gosport: Sustained minor damage in a fatal flying accident at RAF Gosport, Hampshire, when undershot on landing and hit an airman. The airman - Corporal Albert Percy Hodge (aged 29) - was killed. The pilot - Flt Lt Simon Hayward Jones - was uninjured.

Fairey Swordfish K5974 was repaired and returned to service, but was written off on 18/11/39 when crashed at Bishops Waltham, Hampshire


1. Royal Air Force Aircraft K1000-K9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1976, page 48)

Revision history:

13-Apr-2018 00:14 Dr. John Smith Added
30-May-2019 16:29 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]
27-Nov-2019 14:44 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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