Date & Time: Feb 23, 1936
Type of aircraft:
Avro 504
Operator:
Registration:
K1044
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Training
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Plain
Schedule:
Thornaby - Thornaby
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
In flight, the pilot lost his orientation in foggy conditions and was unable to localize the Thornaby Airfield. He attempted to make an emergency landing but the single engine aircraft hit the ground and came to rest upside down in an open field located somewhere in North Yorkshire (the exact location is unknown). The pilot William Vernon Lewis Spendlove (from the 608th Squadron based in RAF Thornaby) was uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.