Incident Miles M.2 Hawk G-ACHZ,
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Date:Wednesday 15 November 1933
Type:Miles M.2 Hawk
Owner/operator:Airsale & Service Ltd
Registration: G-ACHZ
MSN: 6
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:1 mile South of Bury Farm, Copthall Green, Upshire, Essex -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Berkesbourne Aerodrome, Canterbury, Kent
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
An almost new Miles M2 Hawk, G-ACHZ, ended up being guarded by a Waltham Abbey police constable, Frederick Barrick, in a field of growing kale in Upshire when a flight was cut short on Wednesday, November 15, 1933. The Hawk struck a tree situated in hedgerow between two fields situated about one mile to the south of what is now Bury Farm in Copthall Green, whilst undertaking a forced landing.

At the time, Bury Farm was a number of farm workers dwellings known as Blue Row Cottages. Although the undercarriage, port wing and propeller were all badly damaged in the encounter with terra firma, the doctor pilot and his passenger were able to walk away from the Hawk unscathed.

After repair this aircraft spent most of its remaining life based at Bekesbourne Aerodrome, Canterbury, in Kent. It met its end in another crash there on June 25, 1939.



History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
25 June 1939 G-ACHZ Airsales & Service Ltd 1 Bekesbourne Aerodrome, Canterbury, Kent w/o

Revision history:

01-Sep-2017 18:06 Dr. John Smith Added
01-Sep-2017 18:07 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]

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