Accident Armstrong Whitworth Whitley B Mk I K7190,
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Date:Tuesday 2 May 1939
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic whtl model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Armstrong Whitworth Whitley B Mk I
Owner/operator:10 Sqn RAF
Registration: K7190
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:RAF Dishforth, North Yorkshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Dishforth, North Yorkshire
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
Armstrong Whitworth Whitley I K7190, 10 Squadron, RAF Dishforth: Written off (damaged beyond repair) 2/5/39 when stalled after take-off, from RAF Dishforth, North Yorkshire, and dived into the ground at low altitude.
Crew:
Sgt Henry Albert Donald (pilot) RAF: killed
Sgt Eric Cecil James Fryer (RAF) killed

According to the official Air Ministry announcement in "Flight" magazine (May 11, 1939 page 480 - see link #4)

"FLYING ACCIDENTS
Sgt. Henry Albert Donald (pilot) and Sgt. Eric Cecil James Fryer lost their lives in an accident which occurred in Yorkshire, on May 2, to an aircraft of No. 10 Squadron"

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft K1000-K9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1976 page 58)
2. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1939.htm
3. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?18054-10-Sqn-accident-Dishforth-May-2nd-1939
4. https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1939/1939%20-%201415.html?search=flying%20accidents

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
26-Mar-2018 23:22 Dr. John Smith Added
28-Mar-2018 15:02 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Damage, Narrative]
28-Mar-2018 15:03 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
28-Mar-2018 15:03 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
02-Nov-2018 18:55 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
14-May-2024 21:36 Nepa Updated [Location, Narrative, Operator]

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