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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 157503
Last updated: 17 November 2021
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Date:27-JUL-1940
Time:evening
Type:Handley Page Hampden Mk I
Owner/operator:16 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (16 OTU RAF)
Registration: P1180
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Kings Sutton, Northamptonshire, 4 miles SE of Banbury -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Brackley, Northamptonshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Hit tree on take-off at Kings Sutton, Northamptonshire about 4 miles south-east of Banbury, Oxfordshire on 27/7/1940 shortly after take off from RAF Brackley, Northamptonshire. Took off at 17.00 hours for the pilot's first Hampden solo flight. While banking to the left it flew into a tree and burst into flames. Pilot killed

Pilot: 42860 Pilot Officer David Michael March RAF

He is buried in Block AS Grave 918 Putney Vale Cemetery, Wandsworth

Sources:

1. Air-Britain: Royal Air Force Aircraft P1000-R9999
2. http://www.theygavetheirtoday.com/raf-upper-heyford.html
3. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2429719/march,-david-michael/
4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King%27s_Sutton


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Jul-2013 17:14 JINX Added
06-Jun-2015 10:35 King Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport]
14-Jul-2018 23:14 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
14-Jul-2018 23:15 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
22-Jul-2018 19:45 Dr. John Smith Updated [Other fatalities, Location]

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