Accident Hawker Nimrod Mk I K2825, Friday 23 August 1935
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Date:Friday 23 August 1935
Type:Hawker Nimrod Mk I
Owner/operator:801 Sqn FAA RAF
Registration: K2825
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Christchurch Bay, off Christchurch, Dorset, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:HMS Furious, English Channel, off Dorset Coast
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Nimrod I K2825, 801 Sqn, HMS Furious' written off 23/8/35 when dived into the sea during practice bombing, Christchurch Bay, off Christchurch, Dorset. Pilot - Sgt Gordon Edward Mould (aged 37) drowned. Reported in "The Aeroplane", 18 September 1935:

"Lieutenant-Commander Guy Willoughby, RN (Flt Lt, RAF) reported he was leading three aircraft of which Mould’s was the third. They dived from about 12,000 feet at 270 mph and released their bombs at about 1,500 feet over a fast armoured motor launch which acted as target. The witness said that having completed his dive he turned to see where bomb had fallen and saw Mould’s machine go straight into water. Verdict returned of “Dead by misadventure”, the jury adding, “This promising young man died while performing a hazardous but necessary duty.”



Revision history:

01-Mar-2018 16:27 Dr. John Smith Added
01-Nov-2018 16:42 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
17-Dec-2019 19:07 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
11-May-2024 10:09 Nepa Updated [Location, Operator]

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