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    Default RAF Plane Ditched Bridlington 02/07/1935 ID?

    Can anyone ID the following RAF incident ?

    Wednesday 03 July 1935
    Western Daily Press
    PARACHUTE MYSTERY OF R.A.F.
    'PLANE DOWN IN SEA
    Two Men Rescued From Wings Royal Air Force 'plane came down in the sea
    about eight miles off Bridlington, last night, and two men were brought ashore. Fishermen reported that they saw an
    airman come down parachute-
    The two occupants were rescued by a Royal Air Force motor launch after climbing out on the
    out on the wings of the machine, the plane came down about a quarter of a mile from the
    shore and about eight miles from Bridlington in the R.A.F. bombing area. which is patrolled motor launches,
    Just in Time
    An eye-witness said that he saw the aeroplane flying low as if coming from Bridlington when the engine began to
    misfire. It glided down on to the water which was quite calm. Mr Joseph Boyes, of Skipsea, said that when the aeroplane
    touched the water it began settle down at once and the men in climbed to the wings. A few moments after the airmen had been
    taken aboard the launch, the 'plane sank. The launch proceeded to Bridlington after firing a locket to indicate that the men were sate.
    Efforts salvage aeroplane were made last night. ...

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    Paul

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    Hi Paul,
    Can it help? Richard Allenby's website: http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/aircraft/planes/north/k1321.html

    Mojmír

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    Mojmír

    May well be that one good find thanks

    Paul

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    There are two photos of the plane being salvaged in the Hull Daily Mail on July 3rd 1935. It is a Fairey Gordon !. It is being transferred from the Kernoozer to the pier at Bridlington and is very 'complete'

    The serial is partially visible in one of the pictures and appear to K26?? and it has a 40 painted on the side it may be K2652??? or K2662

    Can someone look up the serial in the K File for me? Or any in the list of Fairey Gordon I K2603 to K2649 to see if anything fits many thanks Paul

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    Hi Paul,
    By day and by night, Aeroplane Monthly: 40 Sqn had K2625 and K2628. K2625 could have "C3" on the fin.

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    Hi Paul,
    look at the photo "on the south pier at bridlington". There is Gordon K2699, 40 Sqn. Is it "your" plane from the Hull Daily Mail?

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/37028493@N07/8475887830/in/pool-18269644@N00/

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    Mojmir

    Great find serial confirmed 100% now just need crew but incident not mentioned in Sqn ORB!

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    This is one I did not know about. Notthing in the ORB, of course.

    I can't help with suggested crew, I am afraid.

    David

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