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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 68734
Last updated: 2 July 2020
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Date:17-DEC-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: K2902
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Stansted Park, 2 miles east of Rowlands Castle, Hampshire, -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Tangmere, Chichester, West Sussex
Destination airport:RAF Tangmere, West Sussex
Narrative:
Hawker Fury I K2901 & K2902, 1 Squadron, RAF Tangmere: Written off (destroyed) 17/12/37 when involved in a midair collision, Stansted Park, 2 miles east of Rowlands Castle, Hampshire. Both pilots were killed:

Flying Off (Acting Flight Lt) Harry Hamilton Peck (aged 26) killed
Sgt Robert Edmund Patten (aged 26) killed

Note: is it not clear which pilot was in which aircraft. According to a contemporary report in "Flight" magazine (December 23 1937 page 630 - see link #3)

"Fit. Lt. Harry Hamilton Peck and Sgt. Robert Edmund Patten lost their lives as the result of a collision in the air which occurred at Stansted Park, Hampshire, on December 17, between two aircraft of No. 1 (Fighter) Squadron, Tangmere, Chichester, Sussex."

Sources:

1. Air Britain The K File The RAF of the 1930s
2. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1937.htm
3. https://www.flightglobal.com/FlightPDFArchive/1937/1937%20-%203566.PDF
4. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?314-RAF-officer-deaths-1-1-29-3-9-39
5. https://www.facebook.com/Ww2AircraftCrashSites/posts/614380338720642
6. http://1000aircraftphotos.com/Contributions/Swindelle/10717.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Oct-2009 10:02 JINX Added
08-Mar-2018 23:37 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
03-Nov-2018 20:03 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]

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