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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 68665
Last updated: 13 November 2021
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Date:07-AUG-1938
Time:night
Type:Hawker Demon Mk I
Owner/operator:64 Squadron Royal Air Force (64 Sqn RAF)
Registration: K8185
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Leicester, Leicestershire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Church Fenton, North Yorkshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Hawker Demon Mk.I K8185, 64 Squadron RAF: Written off (destroyed) 7/8/38 when abandoned, out of fuel, & lost in fog at night. Both crew baled out successfully, and aircraft crashed near Leicester. Wreckage recovered to RAF Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, where aircraft Struck off Charge 5/11/38

Sources:

1. Air Britain The K File The RAF of the 1930s
2. The Times, London 8/8/38
3. 64 Squadron ORB
4. https://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?68393-73-Squadron-prewar-casulaties-and-46-Sqn-incident&p=1089512#post1089512
5. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?13317-Demons-K8185-K8188-64-Sqn-7-August-1938
6. http://www.leicestershire-aviation.co.uk/1899-1939.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Oct-2009 22:34 JINX Added
10-Nov-2014 17:24 J.Paco Updated [Operator, Location]
15-Mar-2018 17:38 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
15-Mar-2018 18:14 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
15-Mar-2018 18:19 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]

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