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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 68610
Last updated: 17 November 2021
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Type:Hawker Demon Mk I
Owner/operator:29 Squadron Royal Air Force (29 Sqn RAF)
Registration: K3769
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF North Weald, Essex -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:RAF North Weald, Essex
Destination airport:RAF North Weald, Essex
Hawker Demon I K3769, 29 Squadron, RAF North Weald: Written off (destroyed) 30/9/37 in a collision with K3803 in circuit, RAF North Weald, Essex. Both crew of Demon K3769 were killed:

Sgt Arthur Clifton Reginald Wood (pilot, aged 25) killed
AC2 Brinley Thomas South (aged 20) killed

In addition one of the two crew of Demon K3803 was also killed (which see). According to a contemporary report in "Flight" magazine (October 7 1937 page 355 - see link #3):

"Sgt. Arthur Clifton Reginald Wood, A/C.1 Robert Pull and A/C.2 Brinley Thomas South lost their lives as the result of a
collision in the air which occurred at North Weald on September 30 between two aircraft of No. 29 (Fighter) Squadron, North Weald.

Sgt. Wood was the pilot of one aircraft and A/C.2 South was a passenger. A/C.1 Pull was a passenger of the other aircraft, the pilot of which, P/O Leon Maxwell-Muller, was not injured"


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

Revision history:

07-Oct-2009 15:08 JINX Added
18-Jan-2016 18:02 J.Cryer Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport, Narrative]
07-Mar-2018 20:02 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
16-Sep-2021 13:46 Sergey L. Updated [Narrative]

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