Accident Hawker Hart Mk I K3025, Saturday 6 February 1937
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Date:Saturday 6 February 1937
Type:Hawker Hart Mk I
Owner/operator:503 Sqn RAF
Registration: K3025
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:near RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:RAF Waddington
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Engine cut after take-off; spun into ground near RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire. Both crew killed.
P/O Michael Philip Forte (pilot) RAF - killed
LAC Fred W East (AG) RAF - killed

According to the official Air Ministry announcement in "Flight" magazine (February 18, 1937 page 177 - see link #7):

Also that P/O Michael Philip Forte and L.A/C F. W. East lost their lives in an accident which occurred at Waddington on February 6 to an aircraft of No. 503 (County of Lincoln) (Bomber) Squadron. P/O Forte was the pilot of the aircraft, and L.A/C East the passenger."


1. Royal Air Force Aircraft K1000-K9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1976 page 20)

Revision history:

03-Mar-2018 19:08 Dr. John Smith Added
08-Apr-2018 21:22 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
09-Oct-2018 17:39 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
14-Mar-2022 06:54 Jinx 40 Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Narrative]
05-Jul-2022 11:23 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Narrative, Operator]

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