Accident Miles M.2 Hawk DP848,
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Date:Thursday 20 November 1941
Type:Miles M.2 Hawk
Owner/operator:Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA)
Registration: DP848
MSN: 198
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Priddy, 5 miles NE of Wells, Somerset, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:White Waltham Airfield, Maidenhead, Berkshire
Destination airport:
First registered [C of R 7347] on 18.9.36 as G-AENS to Phillips & Powis Aircraft Ltd., Woodley Aerodrome, Woodley, Reading, Berkshire. C of A 5673 issued October 1936. Sold on and re-registered [C of R 8317] on 24.1.38 to Reading Aero Club Ltd, Woodley Aerodrome, Woodley, Reading, Berkshire.

Withdrawn from use and stored at Woodley from 4.9.39 when all private civilian flying was prohibited due to the outbreak of war. Registration G-AENS cancelled 15.3.41 when impressed into military service as DP848. Allocatyed to the Air Transport Auxiliary, based at White Waltham Airfield, near Maidenhead, Berkshire

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 20.11.41 when crashed on training cross-country flight: aircraft ran out of fuel and hit hill near Priddy, five miles north east of Wells, Somerset, in bad visibility. Pilot, Flying Officer John Robert Baker, aged 26 (flying solo) was killed.



Revision history:

29-Jan-2018 22:18 Dr. John Smith Added
27-Feb-2019 19:45 angels one five Updated [Operator, Nature]
19-May-2023 17:21 Nepa Updated [[Operator, Nature]]

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