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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 68714
Last updated: 14 June 2020
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Date:02-NOV-1937
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: K2039
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Tangmere, Chichester, West Sussex -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Tangmere, West Sussex
Destination airport:RAF Tangmere, West Sussex
Narrative:
Hawker Fury Mk.1 K2039, 1 Squadron, RAF: Written off (Damaged Beyond Repair) 2/11/37 after undercarriage struck ground recovering from dive during camera gun practice and collapsed on landing at RAF Tangmere, Chichester, West Sussex. Pilot was Pilot-Sergeant Cyril Gordon Terry Tucker #580216. Tucker flew around for 3 hours before landing in order to use up his petrol to avoid a possible fire.

Sources:

1. Air Britain The K File The RAF of the 1930s
2. 1 Squadron RAF ORB (Air Ministry Form 540) 01/11/1926-30/9/39: http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D8406055
3. Yorkshire Evening Post Tuesday 2 November 1937


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Oct-2009 06:35 JINX Added
14-Apr-2018 17:45 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
07-Oct-2018 10:58 paulmcmillan Updated [Source, Narrative]
03-Nov-2018 20:02 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]

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