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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 68670
Last updated: 15 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: K8199
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near RAF Duxford, Cambridgeshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Martlesham Heath, Ipswich, Suffolk
Destination airport:RAF Duxford, Cambridegshire
Narrative:
Hawker Demon Mk.I K8199, 64 Squadron, RAF Church Fenton: Written off (destroyed) 7/8/38 when ran out of fuel in fog & abandoned near RAF Duxford, Cambridgeshire. Aircraft became lost in the fog, managed to locate a vector to RAF Duxford in an attempt to make an emergency landing, but ran out of fuel before the aircraft could land. Both crew - including the pilot, Pilot Officer Donald Robert Miller (Canadian citizen, Service #94037) - baled out successfully

Pilot Officer Donald Robert Miller survived this accident, survived WW II, and was promoted to the rank of Wing Commander on 7/9/45 (see link #6)

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. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/37256/supplement/4486/data.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Oct-2009 22:48 JINX Added
10-May-2015 09:27 Anon. Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Narrative]
15-Mar-2018 18:06 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
15-Mar-2018 18:22 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
09-Nov-2018 17:06 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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