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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 181243
Last updated: 28 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic ANSN model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Anson Mk I
Owner/operator:500 (County of Kent) Squadron Royal Air Force (500 (County of Kent) Sqn RAF)
Registration: N5052
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Near Wilmington, East Sussex -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Detling, Maidstone, Kent
Destination airport:RAF Detling, Maidstone, Kent
Avro Anson Mk.I N5052 ("MK-P") of 500 (County of Kent) Squadron, RAF: Written off (destroyed) 9/9/39 when ran out of fuel in bad weather & abandoned at 4,000 feet over Polegate, Sussex, while on recon mission over the North Sea.All four crew baled out by parachute, although two were injured in "hard" landings

Pilot: 90011 Flying Officer R.E. Jay injured.
812099 L.A/C J.H. Baldry injured.
812142 AC.2 S.F.C. Cunningham OK.
812197 AC.2 H.G.Ridley OK.

Aircraft crashed at at 22:30 local time near Wilmington, East Sussex (at approximate co ordinates 50.84N 0.20E).


1. Coastal Command Losses of the Second World War Vol 1 by Ross McNeil
2. Detling Airfield: A History 1915-1959 By Anthony J. Moor

Revision history:

11-Nov-2015 17:12 JINX Added
07-Jan-2016 21:16 JIXN Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities]
29-Jan-2016 20:50 JINX Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator]
22-Feb-2016 08:17 Lorenzo Lamas Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator]
01-May-2018 19:52 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
03-May-2018 12:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]

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