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    Default Hawker Hind K5463 of 15 Sqn on 4th Sept 1936.

    Hawker Hind K5463 of 15 Sqn crashed on landing it got caught in wind on landing and turned over on back, Abingdon (some sources say Hullavington, but 15 Sqn were at Abingdon at the time) on 4th Sept 1936. The incident is not in the 15 Sqn ORB. The pilot was P/O Richard Noel Keeble and the passenger I have as "AC Charles Moorhouse".

    However, I mow can't find my reference to AC Charles Moorhouse can anyone help ?

    On this day Beryl Markham left Abingdon in a Vega Gull in the attempt to be first to fly Europe to New York, she crash landed in Nova Scotia but she was first woman to cross the Atlantic east-to-west solo.

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    Hi Paul,

    I can confirm the accident was at Abingdon, confirm pilot and that one person was slightly injured but am of no help for the name of the crewman.

    http://www.rafaircraftaccidents.com/...6/00201649.JPG

    http://www.rafaircraftaccidents.com/...6/00201650.JPG

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    The newspapers reported the incident at the time. This from the Exeter and Plymouth Gazette, October 23rd 1936 (note date):

    "An R.A.F. co-operation plane made a forced landing at Warminster, Wilts, last night and crashed into the side of a hayrick on the military camp grounds. The two occupants, Pilot-Officer Kerble [sic] and Second Aircraftman Charles Moorhouse, both of No. 15 bomber squadron, based at Abingdon, were unconscious when dragged from the cockpit. They were taken to Warminster Hospital suffering from concussion and facial injuries."

    Portsmouth Evening News, same date, adds a little more:

    "The two occupants, Pilot Officer R. N. Keeble and Second Aircraftman Charles Moorhouse...were unconscious when dragged from the cockpit by members of the Royal Engineers staff at Warminster barracks."

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    Simon

    EDIT - seems we have two incidents?
    Last edited by wwrsimon; 5th June 2015 at 08:36.

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    Well done Simon,

    Two incidents - interview where the CO does all the talking and none of the listening for him I suspect.

    Give me a mo and I'll upload the F1180.

    K5464

    http://www.rafaircraftaccidents.com/...6/00201667.JPG

    http://www.rafaircraftaccidents.com/...6/00201668.JPG


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    Ross/Simon

    Thanks for solving the mystery - The reason I could not find my reference to Charles Moorhouse is the fact I confused the two incidents and the fact we have K5463 and K5464!

    QED

    Paul

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