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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 68817
Last updated: 10 October 2019
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Date:18-JAN-1937
Time:day
Type:Gloster Gauntlet Mk II
Owner/operator:54 Squadron Royal Air Force (54 Sqn RAF)
Registration: K5307
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:1 mile E of RAF Redhill, Surrey -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Redhill, Surrey
Destination airport:RAF Hornchurch, Essex
Narrative:
Gloster Gauntlet Mk.II K5307, 54 Sqaudron, RAF: Written off (destroyed) when crashed 18/1/37 one mile east of RAF Redhill, Surrey. According to a site survey dated April 2016 (see link #2) some substantial pieces of wreckage were buried at the crash site, and are still there. (The survey was in connection with the proposed second runway at Gatwick Airport, which would expand the airport up to 1 mile eastwards). No fatalities reported, presumed that pilot bailed out.

Sources:

1. Air Britain The K File The RAF of the 1930's
2. Site Ref. 17472 at https://bdsdocs.reigate-banstead.gov.uk/Planning/StreamDocPage/obj?DocNo=3060119&content=obj.pdf
3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No._54_Squadron_RAF#Between_the_wars


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-Oct-2009 03:43 JINX Added
09-Jun-2015 17:41 Angel dick one Updated [Operator]
18-Nov-2015 07:02 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Source]
07-Jan-2016 20:18 AlLah Updated [Operator, Location]
05-Mar-2018 09:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Narrative]
08-Apr-2018 19:32 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
08-Apr-2018 19:34 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
10-Nov-2018 07:23 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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