Accident Hawker Hart K4932, Wednesday 27 January 1937
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Date:Wednesday 27 January 1937
Time:day
Type:Hawker Hart
Owner/operator:5 FTS RAF
Registration: K4932
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Llanfyllin, Montgomeryshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Sealand, Flintshire
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
Hawker Hart K4932, 5 FTS, RAF Sealand, Flintshire: Written off (destroyed) 27/1/37 when crashed and caught fire at Llanfyllin, Montgomeryshire (at approximate co ordinates 52.7658°N 3.2727°W). Pilot - Acting Pilot Officer Norman Harwood Brace (aged 19) - was killed. According to the official Air Ministry announcement in "Flight" magazine (February 4 1937 page 126 - see link #4):

"FLYING ACCIDENTS
The Air Ministry regrets to announce that Acting P/O Norman Harwood Brace lost his life in an accident which occurred at Llanfyllin, Montgomeryshire, on January 27, to an aircraft of No. 5 Flying Training School, Sealand. Acting P/O Brace was the pilot and sole occupant of the aircraft."

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft K1000-K9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1976)
2. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1937.htm
3. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?314-RAF-officer-deaths-1-1-29-3-9-39
4. https://www.flightglobal.com/FlightPDFArchive/1937/1937%20-%200328.PDF
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Llanfyllin

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Mar-2018 18:41 Dr. John Smith Added
08-Apr-2018 16:50 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
23-Nov-2018 18:03 Nepa Updated [Operator, Nature, Operator]

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