Incident Hawker Tempest Mk V JN797,
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Date:Friday 4 January 1946
Type:Silhouette image of generic tpst model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Hawker Tempest Mk V
Owner/operator:287 Sqn RAF
Registration: JN797
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF West Malling, Maidstone, Kent, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Taxi
Departure airport:RAF West Malling, Maidstone, Kent
Destination airport:
Hawker Tempest JN797, 287 Squadron RAF: Written off (damaged beyond repair) 04/01/1946: Ran into Airspeed Oxford NM361 while taxiing prior to take off at RAF West Malling, Maidstone, Kent.
Sargeant G.S BROOKS (pilot) RAF: unhurt.

51st Production Hawker Tempest, aircraft delivered 18-4-44. Between 18-6-44 and 29-6-44, Hawker Tempest JN797 as 'SA-K' of 486 Squadron, RNZAF, operating from RAF Newchurch, Kent, when flown by Flying Officer Raymond Jack "Dan" Danzey RNZAF scored four and a half victories (four successful, one shared) in shooting down V-1 flying bombs over Kent and East Sussex (see link #7)


1. Halley, James (1999). Broken Wings – Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents. Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.25. ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Final Landings: A Summary of RAF Aircraft and Combat Losses 1946 to 1949 by Colin Cummings p.26
3. The Airspeed Oxford, Consul & Envoy File (John F Hamlin, Air Britain, 2001 p.181)
4. ORB 287 Sqn RAF for the period 1/5/1941 to 30/6/1946: National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 27/1622 at
5. "RAF Write-offs 1946": Air Britain Aeromilitaria 1979 p.93:

Revision history:

24-Jan-2015 23:09 Dr. John Smith Added
17-Apr-2015 18:16 Mihulka33 Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
03-Nov-2019 01:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Source]
29-May-2021 22:43 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
29-May-2021 22:56 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
29-May-2021 22:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]

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