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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 206266
Last updated: 11 September 2021
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Type:Hawker Hart
Owner/operator:1 FTS Royal Air Force (1 FTS RAF)
Registration: K3744
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Stravithie Station, near St Andrews, Fife, Scotland. -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Leuchars, Fife
Destination airport:
Hawker Hart K3744 of 1 FTS, RAF Leuchars: Written off (destroyed) 31.1.38 when crashed onto the railway line, near Stravithie Station, near St Andrews, Fife. Pilot Flying Officer Richard Stratton Laybourne (aged 23) killed. (He was also a Lt in the Welsh Guards). According to a contemporary report in "Flight" magazine (3.2.38 page 116 see link #3):

"Lt. Richard Stratton Laybourne, Welsh Guards, F/O., R.A.F., lost his life in an accident which occurred near St. Andrews, Fife, on January 31 to an aircraft of No. 1 F.T.S., Leuchars, Fife".


1. Royal Air Force Aircraft K1000-K9999 (James J, Halley, Air Britain, 1976)

Revision history:

16-Feb-2018 21:43 Dr. John Smith Added
23-Nov-2018 17:02 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Nature, Operator]

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