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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 172474
Last updated: 17 November 2021
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Date:08-NOV-1939
Time:16:55 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic L14 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed Hudson Mk I
Owner/operator:220 Squadron Royal Air Force (220 Sqn RAF)
Registration: N7290
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:65 Cambridge Road, Linthorpe, Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Thornaby, North Yorkshire
Destination airport:RAF Thornaby
Narrative:
The crew of this aircraft were undertaking a training exercise and were on their approach to land at Thornaby airfield, when at 16.55 hours whilst flying at 600 feet the aircraft stalled. Still a relatively new aircraft to these crews at Thornaby, there was no time to try and recover the aircraft from the stall and it crashed into houses causing a large fire to the property.

Crew:
Pilot - P/O Augustine Harold Jervis Ryan RAF (41324), aged 21, of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand. Buried Hartshill Cemetery, Stoke on Trent.
Pilot - P/O Douglas Haig Robertson RAF (41469), aged 21, of Westport, Nelson, New Zealand, Buried Thornaby Cemetery, Yorkshire.
Pilot - Sgt Rex Mitchell RAF (580183), aged 24, of Newcastle on Tyne. Buried Byker and Heaton Cemetery, Newcastle.
Wireless Operator - AC1 Albert Wade RAF (534389), aged 26, of Burley in Wharfedale, Yorkshire. Buried Burley in Wharfedale, Yorkshire.

The four airmen on the Hudson were killed in the crash, somehow no-one on the ground was killed, although a fireman sustained injuries. A number of people were recommended for commendations for their actions following this accident in attempting to rescue the crew, they were...Fireman Thomas Harding AFS, Senior Fireman Fred Lord, Fireman Frederick Nicholls AFS, Chief Fire Officer Walter Henry Mardon (King's Police and Fire Services Medal), Fireman Ernest George Pipe AFS, Fireman Peter Keegan.

Sources:

1. Coastal Command Losses of the Second World War Vol 1 by Ross McNeil (page 19)
2. http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/aircraft/yorkshire/york39/n7290.html
3. http://www.ne-diary.bpears.org.uk/Inc/ISeq_01.html
4. http://www.nelsam.org.uk/NEAR/Losses/Losses-WWII1939-40.htm
5. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1939a.htm
6. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2414211/robertson,-douglas-haig/
7. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2713592/ryan,-augustine-harold-jervis/
8. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2810179/mitchell,-rex/
9. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2407135/wade,-albert/



Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Dec-2014 23:12 Dr. John Smith Added
15-Jun-2015 06:58 Angel dick one Updated [Time, Operator, Destination airport]
13-Aug-2015 19:48 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Narrative]
16-Nov-2015 16:45 JINX Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
07-Jan-2016 20:55 JIXN Updated [Operator, Narrative]
06-Nov-2017 10:21 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Aircraft type]
25-Apr-2018 21:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Apr-2018 15:00 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location]
10-Nov-2018 22:17 Nepa Updated [Operator, Nature, Destination airport, Operator]

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