Incident Miles M.2 Hawk G-ADNJ,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 204186
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Date:Friday 6 September 1935
Type:Miles M.2 Hawk
Owner/operator:Alexander Henshaw
Registration: G-ADNJ
MSN: 203
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Irish Sea, off Malin Head, Inishowen Peninsula, County Donegal -   Ireland
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Sydenham, Belfast
Destination airport:Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
First registered (C of R 6160) on 12.8.35 to G-ADNJ to Alexander Henshaw, Mablethrope, Lincolnshire. C of A 5045 issued August 1935.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 6.9.35 when crashed into the Irish sea off Malin Head, Inishowen Peninsula, County Donegal, Republic of Ireland. Competing in the 1935 King's Cup race (Race Number "24") in a Miles Hawk Major, the aircraft suffered a total engine failure over the Irish Sea. Alex ditched the powerless aircraft close to a passing steamship. Thrown from the cockpit by the impact with the water, he took a ducking, but the 'Ramsey Queen' quickly lowered a boat which rescued him just before the wreckage sank.

Registration G-ADNJ cancelled by the Air Ministry 2.1.38 due to "destruction or permanent withdrawl from use of aircraft"



Revision history:

11-Jan-2018 17:20 Dr. John Smith Added
11-Jan-2018 17:21 Dr. John Smith Updated [Damage]

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