Accident Miles M.2 Hawk G-ACHZ,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 199325
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Date:Sunday 25 June 1939
Type:Miles M.2 Hawk
Owner/operator:Airsales & Service Ltd
Registration: G-ACHZ
MSN: 6
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Bekesbourne Aerodrome, Canterbury, Kent -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Bekesbourne Aerodrome, Canterbury, Kent
Destination airport:Bekesbourne Aerodrome, Canterbury, Kent
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Miles M.2 Hawk: First registered (C of R 6633) on 13.1.36 as G-ACHZ to Airsales & Service Ltd., Bekesbourne Aerodrome, Canterbury, Kent

Written off (destroyed) in a flying accident at Bekesbourne Aerodrome, Canterbury, Kent 25.6.1939: the pilot was killed. According to a contemporary newspaper report:

"Dover Express - Friday 30 June 1939
A member of the Civil Air Guard was killed on Sunday afternoon at Bekesbourne Aerodrome when practising for his "A" licence tests. Whilst at a height of 600 ft. practising "figures of eight" flying, Mr. Cecil James Dobson, aged 24, of 41, Nunnery Fields, Canterbury, crashed in a Miles Hawk monoplane, and was killed instantly. At the inquest, held at the Aerodrome on Tuesday, the jury returned a verdict exonerating all connected with the aerodrome from all blame, and praised Mr. George Cull, of Belmont, Bekesbourne (adjoining the flying ground) for his promptness and courage in rescuing the body from the plane, which burst into flames after hitting the ground. Mr. Dobson was educated at the Canterbury Cathedral Choristers' School, and was a clerk in the employ of the National Deposit Friendly Society. He was a keen sportsman, and played for the Canterbury Rugby Club."

Registration G-ACHZ cancelled by the Air Ministry on 25.7.39 (one month later, to the day) due to "destruction or permanent withdrawl of aircraft"


1. Dover Express - Friday 30 June 1939

History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
15 November 1933 G-ACHZ Airsale & Service Ltd 0 1 mile South of Bury Farm, Copthall Green, Upshire, Essex sub

Revision history:

01-Sep-2017 18:18 Dr. John Smith Added
29-Mar-2018 20:49 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
18-Mar-2020 00:31 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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