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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 68642
Last updated: 15 November 2021
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Type:Hawker Demon Mk I
Owner/operator:8 Sqn Royal Air Force (8 Sqn RAF)
Registration: K4541
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Khormaksar bombing range, Khormaksar, Aden -   Yemen
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:RAF Khormaksar, Aden
Destination airport:
Hawker Demon K4541, 8 Squadron, RAF Khormaksar: Written off (destroyed) 18/7/36 when struck ground recovering from dive near Khormaksar bombing range, Khormaksar, Aden. Pilot - Flying Officer Denis Henry Spencer (aged 22) - was killed. According to the official Air Ministry announcement in "Flight" magazine (July 23, 1936 page 119 - see link #3)

The Air Ministry regrets to announce that F/O Denis Henry Spencer, of No. 8 (Bomber) Squadron, lost his life in an air accident at Aden on July 18. F/O Spencer was the pilot and sole occupant of the aircraft"


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

Revision history:

08-Oct-2009 07:50 JINX Added
16-May-2013 16:43 Nepa Updated [Operator, Source]
13-Jul-2013 18:28 JINX Updated [Operator, Source]
06-Jun-2015 21:19 Angel dick one Updated [Operator]
14-Apr-2018 23:21 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Time, Operator, Total occupants, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
10-Nov-2018 07:22 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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