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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 189583
Last updated: 26 August 2021
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Type:Miles M.16 Mentor Mk I
Owner/operator:Eastchurch SF Royal Air Force (Eastchurch SF RAF)
Registration: L4414
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Tangham Forest, near Butley, 8 miles ESE of Martlesham Heath, Suffolk -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Eastchurch, Isle of Sheppey, Kent
Destination airport:
17.1.39: Miles Mentor I L4414, RAF Eastchurch Station Flight, written off (destroyed) when dived into ground, Tangham Forest, near Butley, 8 miles east-south-east of Martlesham Heath, Suffolk. Of the two persons on board, one - Flying Officer Geoffrey Beavis (aged 22) - was killed, and the other - Air Vice Marshall Henry Meyrick Cave-Browne-Cave CB DSO DFC (pilot) - was injured. According to the official Air Ministry announcement in "Flight" magazine (January 26, 1939, page 87 - see link #7)

F/O Geoffrey Beavis lost his life and A.V.-M. Henry Meyrick Cave-Browne-Cave, C.B., D.S.O., D.F.C. (pilot) was seriously injured in an accident which occurred at Butley, Suffolk, on January 17, to an aircraft from the Royal Air Force Station, Eastchurch, Kent".


4. Obituary: Air Vice-Marshal H. M. Cave-Browne-Cave. The Times, Tuesday, Aug 10, 1965; pg. 8; Issue 56396

Revision history:

26-Aug-2016 19:03 TB Added
03-Dec-2017 22:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
03-Dec-2017 22:21 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
23-Dec-2017 18:05 Nepa Updated [Operator]
22-Mar-2018 22:56 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
23-Mar-2018 17:13 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
05-Nov-2019 10:38 Anon. Updated [Operator, Operator]

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