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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 21879
Last updated: 15 November 2021
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Date:04-APR-1936
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic wapi model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Westland Wapiti Mk IIa
Owner/operator:607 (County of Durham) Squadron Royal Air Force (607 (County of Durham) Sqn RAF)
Registration: K1144
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Tunstall Hill, near Sunderland, Co. Durham -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Usworth, Sunderland, Co. Durham
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Westland Wapiti, K1144 force landed and overturned into a ploughed field to the west of Tunstall Hill near Sunderland, County Durham, on April 4, 1936. The pilot was Flt Lt Noel Christie Singer, adjutant and flying instructor on 607 Squadron, observer was Sgt Frederick Anderson, both were uninjured. Maintenance crews from Usworth dismantled the aircraft next day and recovered it back to RAF Usworth. Presumably not repaired, as struck off charge 24.6.36

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft K1000-K9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1976 p.6)
2. http://norav.50megs.com/photo3_2.html
3. Photo of damaged airframe: http://norav.50megs.com/cgi-bin/i/images/wapiti_crash.jpg
4. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?7607-Wapiti-Crash-1936
5. http://www.nelsam.org.uk/NEAR/PhotoArch/607SqnPreWWII/img012.jpg


Images:


The crash of Wapiti K1144

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
31-Jul-2008 23:11 Anon. Added
10-Jan-2012 15:03 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Narrative]
22-Jul-2013 03:53 JINX Updated [Operator, Location, Narrative]
02-Aug-2013 14:26 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport]
06-Aug-2013 04:13 JINX Updated [Operator, Location, Source]
24-Aug-2013 08:40 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Narrative]
25-Oct-2013 20:05 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport]
15-Nov-2013 15:02 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport]
08-Feb-2017 22:36 Dr.John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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