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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 68734
Last updated: 20 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic hafu model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Fury Mk I
Owner/operator:1 Sqn Royal Air Force (1 Sqn RAF)
Registration: K2902
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Stansted Park, 2 miles east of Rowlands Castle, Hampshire, -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:RAF Tangmere, Chichester, West Sussex
Destination airport:RAF Tangmere, West Sussex
Hawker Fury I K2901 & K2902, 1 Squadron, RAF Tangmere: Written off (destroyed) 17/12/37 when involved in a midair collision, Stansted Park, 2 miles east of Rowlands Castle, Hampshire. Both pilots were killed:

Flying Off (Acting Flight Lt) Harry Hamilton Peck (aged 26) killed
Sgt Robert Edmund Patten (aged 26) killed

Note: is it not clear which pilot was in which aircraft. According to a contemporary report in "Flight" magazine (December 23 1937 page 630 - see link #3)

"Fit. Lt. Harry Hamilton Peck and Sgt. Robert Edmund Patten lost their lives as the result of a collision in the air which occurred at Stansted Park, Hampshire, on December 17, between two aircraft of No. 1 (Fighter) Squadron, Tangmere, Chichester, Sussex."


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

Revision history:

10-Oct-2009 10:02 JINX Added
08-Mar-2018 23:37 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
03-Nov-2018 20:03 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]

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