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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 2018
Last updated: 15 September 2021
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Time:19:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic ANSN model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Anson Mk I
Owner/operator:51 Squadron Royal Air Force (51 Sqn RAF)
Registration: K6277
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Ibworth, near Basingstoke, Hampshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:RAF Boscombe Down, Wiltshire
Destination airport:RAF Greenham Common, Newbury, Berkshire
Avro Anson K6277 "51-T" of 51 Squadron RAF: Hit trees on high ground & crashed while descending in cloud on night navex at Ibworth, near Basingstoke, Hampshire on 24.1.38. Crew performing night training flight. Pilot started descent in low visibility & hit tree tops before crashing on wooded hill. One pilot seriously injured & the second one was killed. Crew of Anson K6277 were:

Pilot Officer David Lorraine Lloyd Morris (aged 23) - killed
Sgt Donald William Mansbridge (aged 24) - injured
Acting Pilot Officer Cecil Wardman Poulter (aged 24) - injured
AC2 Ronald Harry Price - injured

AC2 Ronald Harry Price sustained a broken arm in the crash, but was able to walk away from the wreckage to summon help, which arrived at 21:30 hours local time, two hours after the crash. A subsequent Board of Inquiry into the accident concluded that the pilot had mistaken the lights of the town of Basingstoke, Hampshire, for the runway lights at RAF Greenham Common


1. Air-Britain The K File The RAF of the 1930s

Revision history:

15-Feb-2008 07:35 JINX Added
04-Feb-2012 09:04 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
18-Mar-2012 17:46 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
25-Jun-2012 08:13 Nepa Updated [Operator, Source]
06-Jul-2013 13:43 JINX Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Narrative]
15-Jul-2013 21:48 JINX Updated [Departure airport, Source]
12-Jan-2016 20:10 JIXN Updated [Operator, Departure airport]
16-Feb-2018 20:28 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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