ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 209542
Last updated: 1 December 2021
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Date:23-MAR-1931
Time:day
Type:Fairey IIIF Mk III
Owner/operator:Leuchars SF Royal Air Force (Leuchars SF RAF)
Registration: S1341
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Boarhills, 4 1⁄2 miles from St. Andrews, Fifem Scotland -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Leuchars, Fife
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Fairey IIIF Mk.III S1341, RAF Leuchars: Written off (destroyed) 23/3/31 when crashed and burned out, near Boarhills, 4 1⁄2 miles from St. Andrews, Fife. Pilot and sole occupant - Flying Officer Alexander Maximilian McDowell (Lt, RN) - was killed. Naval records note "Died of injuries received" - which implies that he was recovered alive at the crash site, but died later.

(Boarhills is a hamlet close to Kingsbarns on the East Neuk of Fife, Scotland. It is located off the A917 road, 4 1⁄2 miles (7 km) from St Andrews and 5 1⁄2 miles (9 km) from Crail, close to the mouth of Kenly Water with the North Sea, at approximate co ordinates 56.3163N 2.7048W)

Sources:

1. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1934.htm
2. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?17512-RAF-Fatalities-1931
3. http://www.orpheusweb.co.uk/vicsmith/OldAccs/Mar31.html
4. http://www.naval-history.net/xDKCas1931.htm
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boarhills


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Apr-2018 00:34 Dr. John Smith Added
27-May-2021 19:58 Anon. Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description