Accident Miles M.11A Whitney Straight G-AFBV, Thursday 15 June 1939
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Date:Thursday 15 June 1939
Type:Miles M.11A Whitney Straight
Owner/operator:Thanet Aero Club Ltd
Registration: G-AFBV
MSN: 497
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Ipswich Aerodrome, Ipswich, Suffolk -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Ramsgate Airport, Ramsgate, Kent (X2RT)
Destination airport:Ipswich Aerodrome, Ipswich, Suffolk (EGSE)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
First registered [C of R 8081] on 2.10.37 as G-AFBV to Albert Batchelor, Broadstairs, Kent (aircraft based at Ramsgate Airport, Ramsgate, Kent). C of A 6073 issued October 1937. Sold on and re-regsiterd [C of R 8081/2] on 28.1.39 to Ipswich Aero Club Ltd., London W.1 (aircraft based at Ipswich Aerodrome, Ipswich, Suffolk). Sold on and re-regsitered [C of R 8081/3] to Thanet Aero Club Ltd., London W.1 (aircraft based at Ramsgate Airport, Ramsgate, Kent)

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 15.6.39 when G-AFBW hit a wind sock on approach and crashed at Ipswich Airport, Ipswich, Suffolk. Both persons on board were killed:

Flying Officer Charles Frederick Almond, RAFO (pilot, aged 28)
Henry Angwin Spray (passenger, aged 22)

Registration G-AFBV cancelled by the Air Ministry 7.7.39 due to "change of ownership of aircraft" (sic)



Revision history:

06-Feb-2018 18:40 Dr. John Smith Added

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