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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 69206
Last updated: 2 December 2021
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Type:Fairey Gordon Mk I
Owner/operator:35 Squadron Royal Air Force (35 Sqn RAF)
Registration: K2649
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Atbara, Gebeit, near Port Sudan -   Sudan
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Port Sudan, Sudan
Destination airport:
Force landed in sandstorm & DBR at Atbara, Gebeit, near Port Sudan, Sudan 5/6/36. Possible cause was engine failure due to an oil leak (see below)


1. The RAF Museum are unable to find an Aircraft Record Card (AM Form 1180) for this aircraft
2. The No. 35 Squadron Operations Record Book shows that “two aircraft force landed on a training flight due to lack of oil”, but serial numbers are not shown. It is probable that K2649 was one of them


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

Revision history:

19-Oct-2009 00:28 JINX Added
02-Jun-2013 18:56 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
15-Jul-2013 08:17 JINX Updated [Operator, Source]
02-Aug-2013 13:17 JINX Updated [Operator]
02-Aug-2013 14:28 Nepa Updated [Operator]
03-Aug-2013 14:45 Nepa Updated [Operator]
04-Aug-2013 21:13 JINX Updated [Operator]
04-Jun-2015 17:51 Angel dick one Updated [Operator]
05-Mar-2018 11:59 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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