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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 209029
Last updated: 25 November 2021
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Date:14-APR-1937
Time:day
Type:Bristol Bulldog IIA
Owner/operator:Aldergrove Met Flt Royal Air Force (Aldergrove Met Flt RAF)
Registration: K1660
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Parkgate, County Antrim -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Aldergrove, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Bristol Bulldog Mk.IIA K1660, RAF Met. Flight, Aldergrove: Written off 14/4/37 when crashed at Parkgate in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, at the foot of Donegore Hill, near the Six Mile Water, about midway between Ballyclare and Antrim town.(At approximate co ordinates 54.71615N, 6.10662W). Aircraft was engaged in a met recce flight.

This accident was the third time that a Bristol Bulldog of the RAF Met Flight at Aldergrove had crashed in quick succession (after K1687 had crashed on 27/1/37 and K1686 on 9/3/37). It was therefore decided to re-equip the flight with Gloster Gauntlets and three of these more powerful biplanes were collected from Speke in July 1937.

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft K1000-K9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1976, page 9)
2. http://ulsteraviationsociety.org/met-flights
3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parkgate,_County_Antrim


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
09-Apr-2018 17:39 Dr. John Smith Added
27-Nov-2019 14:41 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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