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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 2065
Last updated: 2 December 2021
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Avro Anson Mk I
Owner/operator:48 Squadron Royal Air Force (48 Sqn RAF)
Registration: K8763
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Yew Tree Farm, Leeds, 8 miles from Maidstone, Kent -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Manston, Kent
Destination airport:
Stalled during night flying practice & dived into ground into an apple orchard at Yew Tree Farm, Leeds, 8 miles from Maidstone, Kent. Pilot was performing a night training flight on behalf of 48 Squadron. While performing manoeuvres at low altitude, pilot lost control of the aircraft, which stalled and crashed in a field. Pilot - Sgt William Hinson (aged 26) - who was the sole occupant of the aircraft, was killed. According to a contemporary report in "Flight" Magazine (July 1 1937 page 29 - see link #6):

Sgt. William Hinson Lost his life in an accident which occurred at Leeds Village, near Maidstone, on June 18, to an aircraft of No. 48 (General Reconnaissance) Squadron, Manston. Sgt. Hinson was the pilot and sole occupant of the aircraft.


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

Revision history:

15-Feb-2008 23:05 JINX Added
23-Jan-2012 03:03 Nepa Updated [Operator]
18-Mar-2012 14:15 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Phase, Source, Narrative]
18-Mar-2012 16:59 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Total occupants, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
13-Aug-2012 14:03 Nepa Updated [Operator, Source]
15-Jul-2013 21:39 JINX Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Source]
20-Oct-2015 18:21 Jixn Updated [Operator, Departure airport]
05-Mar-2018 12:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total occupants, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
05-Mar-2018 12:27 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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