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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 206925
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Type:Handley Page Heyford Mk IA
Owner/operator:10 Squadron Royal Air Force (10 Sqn RAF)
Registration: K4024
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Beacon Hill, near Midhurst, Sussex. -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Boscombe Down, Wiltshire
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Heyford IA K4024,"C" of 10 Squadron, RAF Boscombe Down, Wiltshire: This aircraft was built to the second Heyford order, 272083/33 of December 9, 1933, for 23 aircraft (s/n K4021-K4043) to re-equip No.10 Squadron. Written off (destroyed) 19/2/36 when flew into hillside in cloud at Beacon Hill, near Midhurst, Sussex. Three of the four crew were killed:

Sgt Edward Kenneth McDermott (aged 27, Service #365507)
LAC Cyril James Adams (aged 27, Service #365133)
LAC George John Westlake (aged 20)
Sgt Charles Albert Deakin (pilot, survived with serious injuries)

Note that contemporary newsreel film reports (see link #6) give the crash location as "hill near Telegraph House, the home of Lord Bertrand Russell near Petersfield, Hampshire"


1. Royal Air Force Aircraft K1000-K9999 (James J. Jalley, Air Britain, 1976 page 29)

Revision history:

01-Mar-2018 19:12 Dr. John Smith Added
06-Apr-2018 07:25 rvargast17 Updated [Aircraft type]
06-Apr-2018 12:11 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
01-Nov-2018 16:44 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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