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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 68611
Last updated: 15 November 2021
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Date:30-SEP-1937
Time:day
Type:Hawker Demon Mk I
Owner/operator:29 Squadron Royal Air Force (29 Sqn RAF)
Registration: K3803
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF North Weald, Essex -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF North Weald, Essex
Destination airport:RAF North Weald, Essex
Narrative:
Hawker Demon I K3803, 29 Squadron, RAF North Weald: Written off (destroyed) 30/9/37 in a collision with K3769 in circuit, RAF North Weald, Essex. One of the crew of two of Demon K3803 were killed:

AC1 Robert Pull (21) killed
Pilot Officer Leon Maxwell Muller (pilot) baled out

In addition both of the two crew of Demon K3769 were 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"

Sources:

1. Air Britain The K File The RAF of the 1930s
2. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1937.htm
3. https://www.flightglobal.com/FlightPDFArchive/1937/1937%20-%202771.PDF
4. http://www.nwamuseum.co.uk/remembering.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Oct-2009 15:11 JINX Added
18-Jan-2016 18:01 J.Cryer Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
07-Mar-2018 20:06 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
16-Sep-2021 13:46 Sergey L. Updated [Narrative]

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