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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 69212
Last updated: 1 December 2021
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Type:Fairey Gordon Mk 1
Owner/operator:40 Squadron Royal Air Force (40 Sqn RAF)
Registration: K2720
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Near RAF Abingdon, Oxfordshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Destination airport:
9 November 1935, Fairey Gordon I K2720, 40 Squadron, RAF Abingdon, Oxfordshire: Written off (destroyed) in a collision with Hawker Hart K4371, near RAF Abingdon, which was en route on a ferry/positioning flight from RAF Cardington, Bedfordshire to Abingdon, Oxfordshire.

After breaking formation, No.2 of the Hart section climbed and dived and turned 180 deg and flew into a Gordon of the section following. Pilot of Fairey Gordon I K2720 Sgt William Park (aged 28, and a Canadian national) was killed

Crew of Hawker Hart (Special) K4371 were both killed, they were:

Flying Officer Alexander Ross (aged 24)
L/AC John Waugh (aged 26)


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

Revision history:

19-Oct-2009 00:49 JINX Added
16-May-2013 16:42 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
18-Jul-2013 04:47 JINX Updated [Operator, Location, Source]
01-Mar-2018 18:14 Dr. John Smith Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
01-Mar-2018 18:16 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
06-Apr-2018 00:48 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Narrative]
19-Oct-2018 19:39 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]

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