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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 68713
Last updated: 31 July 2020
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Date:23-APR-1934
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic hafu model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Fury Mk I
Owner/operator:1 Sqn Royal Air Force (1 Sqn RAF)
Registration: K2047
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near RAF Northolt, South Ruislip, Middlesex -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Northolt, South Ruislip, Middlesex
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Hawker Fury Mk.I K2047, 1 Squadron, RAF Tangmere, Chichester, West Sussex: "B" Flight Commanders Aircraft. Written off (destroyed) 23/4/34 in a mid air collision with Hawker Fury K2044 (also of 1 Squadron, RAF) during flight attack practice, near RAF Northolt, South Ruislip, Middlesex. Pilot of Fury K2047 - Flying Officer William Erskine Snell Tanner (aged 21) - was killed

Pilot of Hawker Fury K2044 - Flt Lt Richard Brown (aged 27) - baled out at too low an altitude, and was also killed, Flt Lt Brown Brown was leading a formation of three aircraft; P/O C.G. Lott stated that Brown turned left sharply and struck Tannerís machine which lost a wing and crashed.

Sources:

1. Air-Britain The K File The RAF of the 1930s
2. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1934.htm
3. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?17796-RAF-Fatalities-1934
4. http://wpalette.com/en/pictures/36378


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Oct-2009 06:31 JINX Added
21-Jun-2013 13:26 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location]
13-Jul-2013 07:24 JINX Updated [Operator, Location, Source]
15-Aug-2013 05:36 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
21-May-2018 16:47 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
01-Nov-2018 16:36 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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