Incident Avro 643 Cadet G-ADTM,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 204434
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Date:Thursday 6 February 1936
Type:Avro 643 Cadet
Owner/operator:Air Service Training Ltd
Registration: G-ADTM
MSN: 877
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:West End, near Botley, Hampshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Anstry, Coventry, Warwickshire
Destination airport:Eastleigh Airport, Southampton, Hampshire
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
First registered (C of R 6321) on 20.9.35 as G-ADTM to Air Service Training Ltd., Hamble, Hampshire. (G-ADTM was one of a batch of twenty Avro 643 Cadet Mk.II, aircraft built by A.V. Roe & Co. Ltd., Newton Heath, Manchester, for Air Service Training Ltd. Delivered in September 1935, all were registered on this date, as G-ADTF to G-ADTZ). C of A 5102 issued September 1935. Re-assigned to Air Service Training Ltd., Ansty, Coventry, Warwickshire.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 6.2.36 when crashed at West End, near Botley, Hampshire. According to a contemporary newspaper report ("Portsmouth Evening News" - Friday 7 February 1936)

While looping the loop at West End, near Botley (Hants), Mr. J. L. Hawken, of Home Side, Gillingham (Kent), who was undergoing instructions at a training centre, crashed into a ploughed field from a height of 1,000 feet. He was terribly injured about the head, and was taken to Southampton Hospital in a critical condition. When lifted from his machine Mr. Hawken was placed on a farm cart and slowly towed across the field in which the mud was a foot deep in places.

Registration G-ADTM cancelled 2.1.37 due to "destruction or permanent withdrawl from use of aircraft"


1. Portsmouth Evening News - Friday 7 February 1936

Revision history:

14-Jan-2018 22:59 Dr. John Smith Added
14-Jan-2018 23:09 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
15-Jan-2018 15:40 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration]
27-Feb-2020 18:07 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
27-Feb-2020 18:12 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
13-Jun-2023 20:33 Nepa Updated [[Narrative]]

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