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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 68557
Last updated: 25 November 2021
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Date:17-OCT-1933
Time:day
Type:Bristol Bulldog Mk IIA
Owner/operator:19 Squadron Royal Air Force (19 Sqn RAF)
Registration: K2160
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Hinxton, near RAF Duxford, Cambridgeshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Duxford, Cambridgeshire
Destination airport:RAF Duxford, Cambridegshire
Narrative:
Bristol Bulldog Mk. IIA K2160, 19 Sqaudron, RAF Duxford: Written off (destroyed) 17/10/33 when abandoned in flat spin, and crashed at Hinxton, Cambridgeshire. Pilot baled out safely. According to a contemporary parish record (see note #2):

"An RAF flying officer had to make a parachute decent when his plane plunged to earth out of control near Hinxton. He jumped out and landed safely in a copse while his machine hit the earth nose-first and burst into flames, quickly becoming a flaming furnace. Flying Officer Scorgie, who is stationed at Duxford, is now eligible for membership of the Caterpillar Club for that select band of pilots who have been forced to save their lives by parachute

Sources:

1. Air Britain The K File The RAF of the 1930s
2. http://www.duxfordvillage.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Duxford-Scrapbook-1897-to-1990.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Oct-2009 14:56 JINX Added
08-Jun-2015 17:59 Fuxs Updated [Operator, Location]
11-Apr-2018 14:45 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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