Incident Bristol Bulldog TM K3936,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 68593
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Date:Saturday 4 January 1936
Type:Bristol Bulldog TM
Owner/operator:3 FTS RAF
Registration: K3936
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Butterton Moor, 5 miles East of Leek, Staffordshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Grantham, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
The pilot of the aircraft was on a solo training flight from RAF Grantham when the aircraft’s Jupiter engine failed. LAC Maurice-Gwillyn attempted to force land in a field on Butterton Moor between Onecote and Butterton, but the aircraft did not stop before reaching a stone wall at the edge of the field. The impact with the wall caused sufficient damage to the airframe for it to be written off though the pilot survived.

However he was killed just over a year later on the 22nd February 1937 at the age of 23. He was the pilot of Anson Mk.I K6158 when it crashed near Alkham in Kent killing him and another member of the crew, a third was severely injured and died 2 days later, the fourth crewman survived.

By coincidence Bulldog K3936 crashed just over a mile from where another Bulldog, K3939, also from No.3 FTS had crashed just short of 14 months earlier.


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

Revision history:

07-Oct-2009 05:12 JINX Added
15-Nov-2016 13:12 Dr.John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
19-Oct-2018 19:08 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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