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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 155739
Last updated: 14 January 2022
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Type:Silhouette image of generic A504 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro 504K
Owner/operator:North East Area FIS Royal Air Force (North East Area FIS RAF)
Registration: C5818
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Ampleforth College Cricket Ground, Ampleforth, North Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:RAF Redcar
Destination airport:Ampleforth College, North Yorkshire
On Armistice Day, 11th November 1918 an Avro 504 made a landing in the grounds of Ampleforth Abbey and College and was damaged on while taking off (see Avro 504 E3535).

The following day two other Avro 504's were dispatched from their base at Redcar to collect the two Collison brothers (the crew of E3535) who were by now stranded at Ampleforth having no aircraft to return to Redcar from whence they have come from.

On 12th November 1918, one of these second wave of aircraft crashed into railings while landing below the College, these railings used to surround the cricket field and were next to the old tramway. The aircraft's back was broken but the pilot is not believed to have been injured.

The school then had four RAF airmen to look after for the night and two crashed aircraft in their grounds. A lorry was later sent to gather up the wreckage of both aircraft. It is not known how the four crew members returned to RAF Redcar - although, presumably not by air!


Revision history:

03-May-2013 08:58 Dr. John Smith Added
24-Mar-2019 05:42 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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