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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 68725
Last updated: 7 May 2020
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Date:25-SEP-1933
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: K2073
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Thorney Manor, near Emsworth, Hampshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Tangmere, Chichester, West Sussex
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Hawker Fury Mk.I K2073, 1 Squadron, RAF Tangmere, Chichester, West Sussex: Written off (damaged beyond repair) 25/9/33 when crashed at Thorney Manor, near Emsworth, Hampshire. Pilot and sole occupant - Sgt William Molesworth Hodge (Service Number 507233, aged 25) - was killed

One positive outcome of this accident was that the potential for the Thorney Manor area as an airfield was recognised during the subsequent crash investigation and, with war clouds gathering over Europe, an airfield at Thorney Island was developed and commissioned in 1938.

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?17674-RAF-Fatalities-1933
4. https://www.airfieldresearchgroup.org.uk/forum/sussex-memorials/5070-thorney-island-fury-crash-memorial
5. https://www.tisc.org.uk/the-club/club-history
6. http://www.sailingnetworks.com/organisation/view/4869


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Oct-2009 09:36 JINX Added
24-Jan-2012 13:30 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Source]
14-Jul-2013 16:33 JINX Updated [Operator, Location, Source]
27-Nov-2014 19:39 weeks Updated [Operator, Location]
09-Feb-2017 15:46 rvargast17 Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
20-May-2018 21:05 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
01-Nov-2018 16:29 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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