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19/09/1936 - Hawker Hart K3044

Type Serial No Unit Station Duty Crew Passengers
Hawker Hart K3044 No 611 Squadron Speke Flying Training 1 -
Percival Mew Gull G-AEKL - - - 1 -

On the 19th September 1936 Flying Officer Peter Stanley Salter who was the assistant adjutant and Chief Flying Instructor of No 611 Squadron collided in his Hawker Hart No K3044 with the Percival Mew Gull G-AEKL piloted by Mr Tom Campbell Black whilst taxiing on aerodrome after landing resulting in the death from his injuries of Mr Tom Campbell Black as he was waiting to take off.

Mr Tom Campbell Black who was best known for winning the air race held in 1934 from England to Australia, co-piloting the DH Comet Racer G-ACSS "Grosvenor House"

Percival Mew Gull G-AEKL had just been named "Miss Liverpool" in a ceremony when the accident occurred. This aircraft was to be have used in an air race from England to South Africa that had been announced in 1936. The aircraft was sponsored by Mr John Mores of Littlewoods.

K3044 was written of but G-AEKL was repaired only to be destroyed in an air raid at Lympne on the 3rd July 1940.

K3044 after the accident

K3044 after the accident

Position Rank Name Service No Age Status
Pilot Flying Officer Peter Stanley Salter - - OK
Pilot Civilian Tom Campbell Black - - Killed

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