Incident Bristol Bulldog Mk IIA K1687,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 68544
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Date:Friday 29 January 1937
Type:Bristol Bulldog Mk IIA
Owner/operator:Aldergrove Met Flt RAF
Registration: K1687
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:near RAF Aldergrove, Belfast, Northern Ireland -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Aldergrove, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Taken on charge by the RAF Met Flt Aldergrove 23/10/36 ex-23 Squadron. Written off (damaged beyond repair) in an accident due to bad visibility due to low cloud on 29/1/37, caused one Bulldog pilot to make a forced landing. According to the RAF Aldergrove Operations Record Book:

"29.1.37 - Two Thums flown, one each by F/L Knowles and F/O M Elton. F/O M Elton, on completion of trip force landed in a field in aircraft No K1687 in bad visibility and low cloud. Aircraft was dismantled on site and brought back to aerodrome." [NOTE: "Thums" = "Temperature & HUMidity Recce Flight"

As a result of the above, the aircraft was not repaired, and relegated to an instructional airframe. Downgraded to Grounded Instructional Airframe 951M at No.1 SoTT RAF Halton in April 1937


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

Revision history:

06-Oct-2009 12:06 JINX Added
02-Aug-2013 13:18 JINX Updated [Operator]
02-Aug-2013 14:37 Nepa Updated [Operator]
03-Mar-2018 19:42 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Time, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
27-Nov-2019 14:39 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
21-Nov-2022 04:28 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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