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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 1981
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:220 Squadron Royal Air Force (220 Sqn RAF)
Registration: K6199
MSN: B-220
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Bircham Newton, Norfolk -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:RAF Bircham Newton, Norfolk
Destination airport:
Delivered to 220 Squadron on 2 September 1936 marked up as "B-220". Written off (damaged beyond economic repair) 9 November 1936. Shortly after takeoff from RAF Bircham Newton, while climbing, the twin engine aircraft stalled and crashed near the runway end. A crew member was killed while both other occupants were injured.

The takeoff procedure was completed with the control systems locked. Modifications to locking bars were recommended by the Court of inquiry following this accident. Pilot Officer Peter White (aged 23) died of injuries sustained. Squadron Leader William Michael M. Hurley (pilot) injured. AC.2 Eric Dale Butler injured; AC.1 Reginald Kenneth Birtwistle injured

K6199 was Struck off Charge as E (G/I) and reduced to instructional airframe status (serial 959M) by/on 9 December 1936, the machine remained as a salutary reminder of the need for care in pre-flight checks until struck off charge in August 1937.


1. Air-Britain The K File The RAF of the 1930s
2. RAF Crash Card (Air Ministry Form 1180)
4. Photo of crash:

Revision history:

14-Feb-2008 11:10 JINX Added
01-Sep-2011 01:02 DJB Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants]
01-Sep-2011 01:10 DJB Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
18-Mar-2012 14:11 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
13-Aug-2012 14:02 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Source]
15-Jul-2013 08:25 JINX Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
15-Jun-2015 06:52 Comet123 Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport]
07-Dec-2017 17:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Source, Narrative]
07-Dec-2017 17:23 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total occupants, Narrative]
07-Dec-2017 17:23 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
07-Dec-2017 17:24 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
07-Apr-2018 12:36 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
07-Apr-2018 12:38 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]

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