Accident Miles M.2 Hawk VP-KBL, Monday 19 August 1935
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Date:Monday 19 August 1935
Time:day
Type:Miles M.2 Hawk
Owner/operator:Brigadier Gen Arthur C Lewin
Registration: VP-KBL
MSN: 116
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Tilesford, near Pershore, Worcestershire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Pershore, Worcestershire
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
First registered (C of R 5309) on 21.8.34 as G-ACXN to Phillips & Powis Aircraft Ltd., Woodley Aerodrome, Woodley, near Reading, Berkshire. UK registration G-ACXN cancelled 2.9.34 upon sale overseas; flown out to Kenya 25.11.34. Re registered [C of R 38] 4.2.35 to Brigadier-General Arthur Corrie Lewin CB CMG DSO, Njoro, Kenya Damaged in forced landing 20 miles from Kisumu, Kenya 12.12.34. Return flight to UK 1.8.35 for repairs/rebuild.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 19.8.35 when wrecked in forced landing after engine failure on take-off at Tilesford, near Pershore, Worcestershire. Of the two persons on board, one - Brigadier-General Arthur Corrie Lewin CB CMG DSO (pilot/owner) was injured, and Mrs Norah Constance Lewin (passenger) was unhurt. Kenyan registration VP-KBL cancelled first quarter of 1936 (=between 1.1.36 and 31.3.36).

Sources:

1. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/15-aeroplanes/77-register-gb-g-ac
2. https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-ACXN.pdf
3. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A6.html
4. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Accmisc.htm
5. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/aeroplanes/15-aeroplanes/93-register-other
6. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/vp-kaa.pdf

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
31-Dec-2017 22:28 Dr. John Smith Added
19-Oct-2023 04:24 Ron Averes Updated

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