Accident Westland Wallace Mk II K6067, Tuesday 24 January 1939
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Date:Tuesday 24 January 1939
Type:Westland Wallace Mk II
Owner/operator:3 ATS RAF
Registration: K6067
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:RAF Sutton Bridge, Holbeach, Lincolnshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:RAF Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:RAF Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Westland Wallace Mk.II K6067, 3 Armament Training Station (3 ATS), RAF Sutton Bridge: Written off (damaged beyond repair) 24/01/39 when undershot on landing, hit an embankment, and overturned at RAF Sutton Bridge, Holbeach, Lincolnshire. One of the two crew was killed:
Sgt James Thoms Wyse (pilot) killed
L/AC Edward Lawrence Wade injured

According to the official Air Ministry announcement in "Flight" magazine (February 2, 1939 page 105 - see link #4)

Sgt. James Thomas Wyse (pilot) lost his life and L.A/C. Edward Lawrence Wade was slightly injured in an accident which occurred at Sutton Bridge on January 24 to an aircraft of No. 3 Armament Training Station, Sutton Bridge, Holbeach, Lincolnshire."


1. Royal Air Force Aircraft K1000-K9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1976 page 49)

Revision history:

22-Mar-2018 23:30 Dr. John Smith Added
22-Mar-2018 23:31 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
28-Nov-2018 22:31 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Nature, Operator]

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