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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 68614
Last updated: 23 November 2021
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Type:Hawker Demon Mk I
Owner/operator:65 (East India) Squadron Royal Air Force (65 (East India) Sqn RAF)
Registration: K3779
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Muggleswade, near Consett, County Durham -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Thornaby, North Yorkshire
Destination airport:
Crashed. Pilot Squadron Leader Geoffrey Ambler and observer Norman "Jock" Cameron sustained injuries. According to an eyewitness report from Norman Cameron's daughter:

"At Muggleswade, Consett, as a passenger in an aircraft doing aerobatics, his plane crashed, in fields full of hay and hit a hay-rick, which caused it to turn over. The occupants were left hanging upside down in their straps, and he fell on his head and cut it open. The fear smell of petrol and fire remained with him forever, ever."


1. Air-Britain The K File The RAF of the 1930s (James J/ Halley, Air Britain)

Revision history:

07-Oct-2009 15:27 JINX Added
27-Jan-2012 12:58 Nepa Updated [Operator, Source]
14-Jul-2013 02:52 JINX Updated [Operator, Source]
02-Aug-2013 13:18 JINX Updated [Operator]
02-Aug-2013 14:19 Nepa Updated [Operator]
03-Aug-2013 12:44 Nepa Updated [Operator]
04-Aug-2013 06:52 JINX Updated [Operator]
04-Aug-2013 09:38 Nepa Updated [Operator]
04-Aug-2013 21:08 JINX Updated [Operator]
12-Jan-2015 00:26 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
03-Jun-2015 16:23 Ing Edcker Updated [Operator]
22-Jan-2016 06:23 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Narrative]
02-Oct-2017 00:23 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source]
15-Feb-2018 08:15 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]

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