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    Default Collision 21st July 1939

    Flight for July 27th 1939, in the Flying Accidents section, records that Mr David Curig Lewis, Mr Keith Kendle Brown and Mr Alan Pragnell had been killed on July 21st as a result of a collision between an aircraft of Oxford UAS and a civil aircraft from Bekesbourne Civil Flying School. I believe the OUAS aircraft was Hind K5418 but what was the registration of the civil aircraft.?

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    Was K5418 and K File has Gipsy Moth G-ABJZ

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    Dave,

    According to Air-Britain's 'The K File' it was Gipsy Moth G-ABJZ.

    Errol

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    C/n 1842 DH60G GIPSY MOTH G-ABJZ

    http://www.dehavilland.ukf.net/_DH%20full%20prodn%20list.txt

    Claims 4 Killed - Who is missing or only 3?

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    Paul, Errol.

    Thanks for the replies.

    I have rechecked the Flight entry. Only three names listed; Lewis is specifically listed as "the pilot and sole occupant of the RAF aircraft".

    Guess the De Havilland list entry is in error.

    Dave Molyneux

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    I agree the De Havilland list entry is wrong, the Times says Lewis in RAF plane and Brown and Pragnell in Civil aircraft

    It was a bad day for RAF accidents, 2 other aircraft crashed a 166 Sqn machine with 3 crew:

    P/O George Buchanan Baker
    P/O Joesph Murray Brockbank
    and No. 564955 Sgt Philip Mealing (Pilot)

    Which was found wrecked in a filed in Scarborough

    In the last incident Lieutenant David Marsh Lloyd (Royal Navy uniform) in an 'RAF Bomber' crashed into Sea in Bridlington

    Can anyone ID these aircraft

    Paul

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    Paul

    Whitley K9002 of 166S FIG at Scorborough Rise, Beverley 21/7/39

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    Paul,

    I have David Marsh Lloyd in Hart(S) K4366.

    But 21st July was even worse:-

    Wellington L4290 crashed near Yeovil with three killed; F/O York Plant WILSON, P/O Ivor Russell BARTON and AC1 James Alexander LOWERY

    and

    Blenheims L8368 and L1448 collided near Wittering, the former was abandoned but Sgt Jack Arnold BULLARD (Pilot) was killed. The only other occupant, Mr Denis NAHUM was not injured.

    L1448 crashed near Peterborough on 8th August 1940.

    HTH

    Dave Molyneux

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    Thanks guys

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