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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 247518
Last updated: 11 October 2021
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Date:31-AUG-1940
Time:c.
Type:Blackburn Roc Mk I
Owner/operator:759 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: L3115
MSN: -
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Crawley,West Sussex, England, -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RNAS, Eastleigh (HMS Raven), Hampshire, England.
Destination airport:RNAS, Eastleigh (HMS Raven), Hampshire, England.
Narrative:
759 Sqn. FAA Royal Navy, Blackburn Roc L3115, stalled and crashed at Crawley, West Sussex on 31st August 1940 when on a training flight from, RNAS Eastleigh (HMS Raven), Hampshire, England, killing the pilot, Lieutenant, John Gilbert Vaughan and Air Mechanic, Eric Charles Woodley.

Sources:

Battle of Britain, August 1940 (naval-history.net)
Roc  L3115 [Royal Air Force Aircraft Serial and Image Database] RAFCommands.com
Hampshire Aircraft Crashes and Accidents. (hampshireairfields.co.uk)
Asisbiz Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm 759 Naval Air Squadron
FAA in home waters August 1940 (rafcommands.com)


Revision history:

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05-Feb-2021 19:04 Peter Clarke Added

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