Accident Hawker Hart K4952,
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Date:Friday 1 January 1937
Type:Hawker Hart
Owner/operator:6 FTS RAF
Registration: K4952
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:North Tidworth, Wiltshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:RAF Netheravon, Wiltshire
Destination airport:RAF Netheravon, Wiltshire
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Hart Trainer K4952, 6 FTS, Netheravon: Written off (damaged beyond repair) 1/1/37 when stalled on approach to forced landing, to RAF Netheravon, and came down at North Tidworth, Wiltshire. One of the two crew was killed:

LAC Frank William Barrett (aged 23) killed
Sgt Norman Pickard injured (pilot)

According to the official Air Ministry announcement in "Flight" magazine (7 January 1937 page 26 - see link #3):

...Also that L.A/C Frank William Barrett lost his life, and Sgt. Norman Pickard was injured, as the result of an accident which occurred at North Tidworth on January 1, to an aircraft of No. 6 Flying Training School, Netheravon. Sgt. Pickard was the pilot of the aircraft and L.A/C. Barrett the passenger."


1. Royal Air Force Aircraft K1000-K9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1976)

Revision history:

03-Mar-2018 17:55 Dr. John Smith Added
07-Apr-2018 23:15 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
23-Nov-2018 17:21 Nepa Updated [Operator, Nature, Operator]

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