Accident Avro Anson Mk I NK738, Friday 25 January 1946
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Date:Friday 25 January 1946
Type:Silhouette image of generic ANSN model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Avro Anson Mk I
Owner/operator:799 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: NK738
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:near HMS Daedalus /RNAS Lee-on-Solent, Hampshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:HMS Daedalus /RNAS Lee-on-Solent, Hampshire
Destination airport:HMS Daedalus /RNAS Lee-on-Solent
Avro Anson Mk.I NK738, 799 Squadron, RAF RN: Written off 25-1-46 when crashed and destroyed by fire after collision at 500 feet with DH.89 Dominie NR754 in circuit near HMS Daedalus, RNAS Lee-on-Solent, Hampshire. Both crew of the Anson were killed
Crew of Anson NK738:
Sub Lt.(A) Eric Townley ALWOOD (RNVR), killed in service 28-1-46
Colin J. HOLDEN, Chief Petty Officer Airman, L/FX 91855, killed in service 28-1-46

Sub Lt Eric Townley Allwood, RNVR, was from Buenos Aires. He was killed on active service 25.1.46 (at the age of 20) at Royal Navy Air Station HMS Daedalus; his Avro Anson (NK738) collided with a De Havilland Dominie (NR754) at 500 feet whilst making his landing circuit. Son of Willie and Elsie Margaret Alwood, of Buenos Aires, Argentine. Left Argentina 20th October 1944.


1. Fleet Air Arm Fixed Wing Aircraft Since 1946 (Ray Sturtivant, Mick Burrows & Lee Howard (Air Britain, 2004
2. The Anson file (Ray Sturtivant, Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. 1988)

Revision history:

03-Jun-2021 00:38 Dr. John Smith Added
03-Jun-2021 21:27 wifi Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]
05-Jun-2021 20:21 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
21-Jun-2022 10:39 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative, Operator]

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