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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 68607
Last updated: 20 November 2021
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Date:25-FEB-1938
Time:night
Type:Hawker Demon Mk I
Owner/operator:A&AEE Martlesham Heath (Aeroplane & Armament Experimental Establishment Martlesham Heath)
Registration: K2905
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near RAF Martlesham Heath, Suffolk -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Hawkinge, Folkestone, Kent
Destination airport:Martlesham Heath, Suffolk
Narrative:
Hawker Demon Mk.I K2905 of A&AEE Martlesham Heath: Written off (destroyed) when abandoned at night on 25/2/38 near Martlesham Heath, Suffolk. Pilot, Sgt (580208) Philip Richard Smith RAF bailed out. Aircraft may have been on delivery flight from 25 Squadron, RAF Hawkinge to the A&AEE at Martlesham Heath, Suffolk. Struck off charge 20/5/38.

Sources:

1. Air Britain The K File The RAF of the 1930s
2. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?13722-For-the-Record-Hawker-Demon-K2905-Loss-Feb-25th-1938&styleid=3
3. https://artuk.org/discover/artworks/hawker-demon-k2905-of-10fts-on-air-test-10427


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Oct-2009 14:57 JINX Added
24-Jan-2012 13:35 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Source]
06-Jul-2013 13:43 JINX Updated [Operator, Location, Source]
27-Nov-2014 19:45 Digger Updated [Operator, Location]
02-Jun-2015 07:45 Thomas Fuk Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
01-Aug-2015 20:24 TB Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Narrative]
10-Mar-2018 22:40 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
10-Mar-2018 22:41 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
10-Mar-2018 22:45 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
10-Mar-2018 22:47 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Narrative]

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