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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 68736
Last updated: 14 June 2020
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Date:20-JUN-1938
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic hafu model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Fury Mk I
Owner/operator:2 FTS Royal Air Force (2 FTS RAF)
Registration: K3730
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Hawker Fury I K3730, 2 FTS, RAF Brize Norton: Written off (destroyed) 20/6/38 when crashed, near Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire. Hit ground target during gunnery practice & broke up. Pilot (sole person on board) was killed

NOTE: Some published sources give the name of the pilot killed in the crash of Fury K3730 as Acting Pilot Officer Colin William Edward Milburn (aged 21 and a Canadian citizen). However, this is not the case: he was killed in the crash of Hawker Audax K5155 at Filkins, Oxfordshire the same day (which see). The confusion stems from that fact that both aircraft were on the strength of 2 FTS RAF Brize Norton, and both were involved in fatal crashes on the same day.

Sources:

1. Air Britain The K File The RAF of the 1930s
2. http://www.bcar.org.uk/1930s-incident-logs#1938
3. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1939.htm
4. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?6555-Identity-for-pre-war-officer
5. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?705-UK-Death-Registers-Help-1938


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Oct-2009 10:16 JINX Added
13-Mar-2018 19:19 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
13-Mar-2018 19:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
21-Nov-2018 20:03 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Nature, Operator]

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