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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 2258
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Type:Silhouette image of generic A504 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Avro 504N
Owner/operator:608 (North Riding) Squadron Royal Air Force (608 (North Riding) Sqn RAF)
Registration: K1044
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near RAF Thornaby, North Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Thornaby, North Yorkshire
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Avro 504N K1044 was built by A.V. Roe to contract 928312/29 and delivered to Home Aircraft Depot on 2nd November 1929. It was transferred to 608 Squadron at an unknown date.

On 23rd February 1936 this aircraft was flying in fog when the pilot made a forced landing in a bog, the aircraft crashed and overturned. The location of this landing is not yet known but it is suggested to have been in North Yorkshire and if the aircraft was based at Thornaby then within reach of Thornaby airfield. It is probable that the pilot was unable to locate Thornaby in the fog, hence the forced landing...

The damage suffered in this force landing must have been bad as Cat.W/FA damage was recorded, it was struck off charge on 22nd August 1936, repair was possibly considered as it took six months to strike it off charge.

Pilot - F/Lt William Vernon Louis Spendlove RAF (26125).


1. Air-Britain The K File The RAF of the 1930s

Revision history:

18-Feb-2008 12:15 JINX Added
18-Jan-2012 07:30 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Narrative]
22-Jul-2013 02:49 Anon. Updated [Operator, Narrative]
22-Jul-2013 03:50 JINX Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
02-Aug-2013 13:19 JINX Updated [Operator, Narrative]
02-Aug-2013 14:20 JINX Updated [Operator]
02-Aug-2013 14:25 Nepa Updated [Operator]
03-Aug-2013 15:12 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]
03-Aug-2013 21:04 JINX Updated [Operator, Source]
04-Aug-2013 09:51 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]
04-Aug-2013 21:07 JINX Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Narrative]
15-Aug-2014 09:39 Jixon Updated [Operator, Narrative]
28-Oct-2014 15:29 Jixon Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Narrative]
03-Jan-2015 09:21 Dr. John Smih Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
04-Sep-2017 20:39 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
19-Dec-2020 20:40 Sergey L. Updated [Source]

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