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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 68544
Last updated: 16 September 2021
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Type:Bristol Bulldog Mk IIA
Owner/operator:Aldergrove Met Flt Royal Air Force (Aldergrove Met Flt RAF)
Registration: K1687
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near RAF Aldergrove, Belfast, Northern Ireland -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Aldergrove, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Destination airport:
Taken on charge by the RAF Met Flt Aldergrove 23/10/36 ex-23 Squadron. Written off (damaged beyond repair) in an accident due to bad visibility due to low cloud on 29/1/37, caused one Bulldog pilot to make a forced landing. According to the RAF Aldergrove Operations Record Book:

"29.1.37 - Two Thums flown, one each by F/L Knowles and F/O M Elton. F/O M Elton, on completion of trip force landed in a field in aircraft No K1687 in bad visibility and low cloud. Aircraft was dismantled on site and brought back to aerodrome." [NOTE: "Thums" = "Temperature & HUMidity Recce Flight"

As a result of the above, the aircraft was not repaired, and relegated to an instructional airframe. Downgraded to Grounded Instructional Airframe 951M at No.1 SoTT RAF Halton in April 1937


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

Revision history:

06-Oct-2009 12:06 JINX Added
02-Aug-2013 13:18 JINX Updated [Operator]
02-Aug-2013 14:37 Nepa Updated [Operator]
03-Mar-2018 19:42 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Time, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
27-Nov-2019 14:39 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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