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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 68542
Last updated: 25 November 2021
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Date:09-MAR-1937
Time:day
Type:Bristol Bulldog Mk IIA
Owner/operator:Aldergrove Met Flt Royal Air Force (Aldergrove Met Flt RAF)
Registration: K1686
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Portadown, Co. Down, Northern Ireland -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Aldergrove, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Bristol Bulldog Mk.IIA K1686, RAF Met. Flight, Aldergrove: Written off 9/3/37 when engine failed in snowstorm on met recce flight. Aircraft Damaged Beyond Repair in crash landing at Portadown, Co. Down, Northern Ireland

This accident was the second 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). Following the crash of a third Bulldog (K1660) at Parkgate on 14/4/37, it was 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. Air Britain The K File The RAF of the 1930s
2. http://ulsteraviationsociety.org/met-flights


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Oct-2009 10:29 JINX Added
02-Aug-2013 13:11 JINX Updated [Operator]
02-Aug-2013 14:39 Nepa Updated [Operator]
09-Apr-2018 17:26 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
27-Nov-2019 14:40 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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