Accident Hawker Audax Mk I K3718, Monday 11 January 1937
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Date:Monday 11 January 1937
Type:Hawker Audax Mk I
Owner/operator:2 Sqn RAF
Registration: K3718
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:RAF Hawkinge, Folkestone, Kent -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:RAF Hawkinge, Folkestone, Kent
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Hawker Audax I K3718, 2 Squadron, RAF Hawkinge: Written off (damaged beyond repair) 11/1/37 when engine failed on take-off & wing hit ground. Aircraft overturned at RAF Hawkinge, Folkestone, Kent. One of the two crew was killed

AC Thomas Gordon Young (23) killed
Flying Officer Anthony Charles Gordon Wimbush unhurt

According to a contemporary newspaper report (Monday 11 January 1937, Derby Daily Telegraph):


One of the two occupants was killed when an R.A.F. machine crashed at Hawkinge (Kent) Aerodrome to-day. The other man was injured. The dead man was Aircraftman Young. He had been seated behind the pilot and was thrown out when the machine struck the ground and turned completely over.

Young received head injuries and died in an R.A.F. ambulance the way to Shorncliffe Military Hospital. The crash took place on the edge of the flying field where No. 2 Army Co-operation Squadron. R.A.F., and No. Fighter Squadron are stationed.

"Aircraftman 519779 Aircraftman Second Class Thomas Gordon Young, was killed when a RAF, plane crashed Hawkinge (Kent) aerodrome today. The pilot Flying Officer Anthony Charles Gordon Wimbush Lieut Royal Tank Corps, was not injured"


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

Revision history:

17-Feb-2008 11:17 JINX Added
03-Mar-2018 18:06 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
03-Nov-2018 20:11 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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