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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 68727
Last updated: 11 June 2020
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Date:29-MAY-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: K2076
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Tangmere, Chichester, West Sussex -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Tangmere, West Sussex
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Hawker Fury Mk.I K2076 of 1 Squadron RAF: Written off (destroyed) 29/5/37 when stalled & spun into the ground during an Empire Air Day display at RAF Tangmere, Chichester, West Sussex. Pilot: Sgt John Geoffrey Tanfield RAF (aged 20) killed. According to the official Air Ministry announcement in "Flight" magazine (June 3, 1937 page 562 - see link #4)

"FLYING ACCIDENTS
Sgt. Pilot John Geoffrey Tanfield lost his life in an accident which occurred to an aircraft of No. 1 (Fighter) Squadron, Tangmere. Sgt. Pilot Tanfield was the pilot and sole occupant of the aircraft."

Sources:

1. Air Britain The K File The RAF of the 1930s
2. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1937.htm
3. http://screenarchive.brighton.ac.uk/detail/8965/
4. https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1937/1937%20-%201486.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Oct-2009 09:45 JINX Added
04-Mar-2018 17:33 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Apr-2018 17:32 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
11-Apr-2018 17:34 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
03-Nov-2018 20:01 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]

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