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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 68744
Last updated: 3 May 2020
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Date:02-AUG-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:11 Flying Training School Royal Air Force (11 FTS RAF)
Registration: K5666
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Holbeach ranges, Lincolnshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Wittering, Northamptonshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Hawker Fury Mk.I K5666 of 11 FTS, RAF Wittering: Written off (destroyed) 2/8/37 when "Mushed" into the ground recovering from attack on target, Holbeach ranges, Lincolnshire. Pilot: Acting Pilot Officer Albert Edward Ralph Ferris RAF killed. According to the official Air Ministry announcement in "Flight" magazine (August 19, 1937 page 196 - see link #5)

"FLYING ACCIDENTS
Acting P/O Albert Edward Ralph Ferris, of No.11 Flying Training School, lost his life as the result of an aircraft accident which occurred at Holbeach on August 2. Acting P/O Ferris 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://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?6555-Identity-for-pre-war-officer
4. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?314-RAF-officer-deaths-1-1-29-3-9-39
5. https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1937/1937%20-%202318.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Oct-2009 10:50 JINX Added
05-Mar-2018 15:21 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Apr-2018 22:28 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
23-Nov-2018 18:51 Nepa Updated [Operator, Nature, Operator]

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