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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 208252
Last updated: 27 November 2021
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Date:20-APR-1939
Time:day
Type:Handley Page Hampden Mk I
Owner/operator:144 Squadron Royal Air Force (144 Sqn RAF)
Registration: L4136
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sunk Island, Holderness, near Hull, East Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Hemswell, Linolnshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Handley Page Hampden Mk.I L4136, 144 Squadron, RAF Hemswell: Written off (destroyed) 20/4/39 when crashed into a dyke, Sunk Island, Holderness, near Hull, East Yorkshire. Pilot - Pilot Officer Charles Edward Jones (Canadian, aged 26) - was killed. According to the official Air Ministry announcement in "Flight" magazine (April 27, 1939 page 423 - see link #5):

"FLYING ACCIDENTS
P/O Charles Edward Jones (flying solo) lost his life in an accident which occurred near Hull on April 20 to an aircraft of No. 144 Squadron".

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-N9999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1983)
2. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1939.htm
3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunk_Island
4. Bomber crash at Sunk Island The Hull Times, Hull, 22.4.39 page 2
5. https://www.flightglobal.com/FlightPDFArchive/1939/1939%20-%201232.PDF


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
26-Mar-2018 21:39 Dr. John Smith Added
26-Mar-2018 22:04 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
17-Oct-2018 05:30 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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