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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 68818
Last updated: 26 August 2021
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Type:Gloster Gauntlet Mk II
Owner/operator:79 Squadron Royal Air Force (79 Sqn RAF)
Registration: K5310
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Biggin Hill, Kent -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:RAF Biggin Hill, Kent
Destination airport:
Hit tractor on take-off from Biggin Hill, Kent on 20-01-1938 and crash landed. Christopher Leonard Sawbridge (42) (the tractor driver) was killed. The pilot of Gauntlet K5310 - Acting Pilot Officer A G Evans - was unhurt. Aircraft damaged beyond repair and struck off charge.


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

Revision history:

11-Oct-2009 03:45 JINX Added
27-May-2013 21:13 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport]
06-Jul-2013 13:43 JINX Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source]
03-Aug-2013 16:24 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport]
03-Aug-2013 22:49 JINX Updated [Operator]
14-Aug-2013 17:33 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location]
14-Aug-2013 21:42 JINX Updated [Operator, Departure airport]
13-Nov-2016 17:34 Dr.John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
31-Oct-2018 14:48 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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