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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 231594
Last updated: 2 December 2021
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Type:Percival P.28 Proctor Mk IV
Owner/operator:Northern Ireland CF Royal Air Force (Northern Ireland CF RAF)
Registration: NP389
MSN: H.748
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RNAS Sydenham, Belfast, Northern Ireland -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:RNAS Sydenham, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Destination airport:
Percival Proctor Mk. IV NP389, RAF Northern Ireland Communications Flight: Written off (destroyed) 5 March 1950 when crashed on take off from RNAS Sydenham, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

The aircraft experienced an engine failure on take off and stalled at an altitude of 100 feet. The pilot attempted to turn the aircraft around, and land back at Sydenham, but did not have enough altitude or airspeed. The Proctor then stalled and caught fire on impact with the ground. All three on board were killed.

Crew of Proctor NP389
Flying Officer Sidney Thomas Bryans, RAF (pilot, aged 30, Service Number 144302).
Officer Cadet William Angus Lister Morrison, RAF
Officer Cadet Ernest Harold Godfrey Porter, RAF


1. Halley, James (1999). Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents. Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.78. ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Last Take-off: A Record of RAF Aircraft Losses 1950 to 1953 p 37
3. National Archives (PRO Kew) File BT233/10:

Revision history:

20-Dec-2019 23:40 Dr. John Smith Added
22-Dec-2019 21:18 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
15-Dec-2020 01:03 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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