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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 2086
Last updated: 2 December 2021
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Avro Anson Mk I
Owner/operator:224 Squadron Royal Air Force (224 Sqn RAF)
Registration: K8816
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Groombridge, East Sussex -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:RAF Leuchars, Fife, Scotland
Destination airport:
Avro Anson Mk.I K8816: Written off 7/8/38 when belly landed & hit hedge in fog on night defence exercise being DBR. On a training flight, crew encountered problems and made a wheels up landing in a field at Groombridge, East Sussex. Aircraft was damaged beyond repair and all three crew from 224 Squadron escaped uninjured.


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

Revision history:

16-Feb-2008 08:13 JINX Added
19-Mar-2012 05:38 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
26-Jun-2012 11:51 Nepa Updated [Operator, Source]
15-Jul-2013 21:49 JINX Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Source]
12-Jan-2016 20:17 JIXN Updated [Operator, Nature, Departure airport, Narrative]
15-Mar-2018 18:41 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]

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