Date & Time: Nov 5, 1939 at 1535 LT
Operator:
Registration:
L4239
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Ferry
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Marham – Barton
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
7
Crew fatalities:
7
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
7
Circumstances:
On a ferry flight to Barton, the crew decided to complete some training maneuvers. Pilot reduced his altitude and performed some sharp turns at low level when the aircraft hit a tree top and crashed in a field located in Marks Farm, some 15 km southwest of Swaffham, Norfolk. All seven crewmen were killed.
Crew (38th Squadron):
Sgt E. T. Summers,
LAC D. George,
AC1 J. C. Bailey,
AC2 W. H. Dye,
AC2 A. Hardman,
AC2 G. H. C. Newman,
AC1 W. Watson.
Probable cause:
Poor judgment on part of the crew.