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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 2429
Last updated: 13 August 2019
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Date:14-NOV-1938
Time:day
Type:Hawker Audax Mk I
Owner/operator:144 Squadron Royal Air Force (144 Sqn RAF)
Registration: K7417
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Patrington, Holderness, East Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Hemswell, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Hawker Audax I K7417, 144 Squadron, RAF Hemswell: Written off (damaged beyond repair) 14/11/38 when overturned on forced landing at Patrington, Holderness, East Yorkshire. One of the two crew was killed:

AC1 Sydney David McNaughton (22) killed - died same day in Hospital of injuries sustained
Flying Officer Frank Cunniff Stibbard (pilot, and a Canadian) uninjured

According to the official Air Ministry announcement in "Flight" magazine (November 24, 1938, page 479 - see link #4):

"FLYING ACCIDENTS
A/C.1 Sydney David McNaughton died in the Hull Royal Infirmary on November 14, as the result of injuries received in an accident which occurred the same day at Patrington, Yorkshire, to an aircraft of No. 144 (Bomber) Squadron, Hemswell, Lincolnshire. F/O Frank Cunniff Stibbard, the pilot, was slightly injured."

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft K1000-K9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1976 page 60)
2. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1939.htm
3. https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205401150
4. https://www.flightglobal.com/FlightPDFArchive/1938/1938%20-%203317.PDF
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrington


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Feb-2008 17:12 JINX Added
03-Dec-2017 22:59 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
16-Mar-2018 22:48 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Registration, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Narrative]
16-Mar-2018 23:01 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
16-Mar-2018 23:01 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
17-Oct-2018 05:29 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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