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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 68758
Last updated: 31 January 2020
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Date:12-JUN-1937
Time:10:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic hafu model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Fury Mk I
Owner/operator:9 FTS Royal Air Force (9 FTS RAF)
Registration: K8219
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Divis Mountain, Near Ballygomartin, Northern Ireland -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Catfoss, near Catfoss, East Yorkshire
Destination airport:RAF Aldergrove, Northern Ireland
Narrative:
Hawker Fury II K8219, 9 FTS, RAF Thornaby, North Yorkshire: Written off (destroyed) 12/6/37 when crashed into hillside in fog, on a NAVEX at Divis Mountain, near Ballygomartin, Northern Ireland. Pilot - Flying Officer Alfred Archibald McMath (aged 23) - was killed .According to a contemporary newspaper report ("The Times", Monday, Jun 14, 1937; page. 11; Issue 47710; col D):

"Flying Officer A.A. McMath 23 was killed on Saturday when he was flying from England to Ulster to spend the week-end with his family. The aeroplane crahsed into the side of Divis Mountain, near Belfast. There was thick mist at the time of the accident. Flying Officer McMath joined the RAF three years ago, and had served in Iraq and in Egypt. His home was at Coleraine."

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/archive/08062.php


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Oct-2009 13:27 JINX Added
04-Mar-2018 19:08 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
03-Nov-2018 19:53 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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