Audax K3718 - Crashed Hawkinge 11th Jan 1937

Audax K3718 - Crashed Hawkinge 11th Jan 1937

Crashed at Hawkinge, Kent - United Kingdom when the engine failed on take-off & wing hit ground aircraft overturning.

Monday 11 January 1937 ,
Derby Daily Telegraph , Derbyshire, England


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"

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