Avro 504K crash landing, Hawkinge, August 1929

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Can anyone help me identify the Avro 504K (?) operated by Skytrips, for pleasure flying, that was damaged in a heavy landing at Hawkinge on 1 August 1929. The incident was reported by the Western Mail as follows:

WOMEN VICTIMS

Three Injured in 'Plane Crash

When an aeroplane made a bad landing owing to a high wind at Hawkinge, near Folkestone, on Thursday, two women passengers and a pilot received slight injuries. The machine was an Avro owned by the L. J. Skytrips (Limited), and was caught by a gust of wind when descending and toppled over.   The injured were taken to Folkestone Hospital.
One of the women —Miss Irene King, of 53, Baldry-gardens, Streatham Common—was allowed to return to her lodgings after treatment. The other passenger, Bessie Stone, of Bermondsey, was treated for a cut head and shock. The pilot of the machine, an ex-R.A.F. officer named Thomas, received abrasions and a severe shaking.

Although their injuries were considered to be of a slight character, the pilot and Miss Stone were detained.

My best guess is that it was G-EBWF, which was registered to L J Sky-Trips Ltd of Wokingham in 1928. But against this is the fact that on the date of the accident this aeroplane had been registered to another owner for a month and there is no record of it suffering an accident on 1 August 1929, or any other date, before being withdrawn from use in July 1931 and scrapped in December 1932.

With my thanks in anticipation.

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The pilot is not fully named but the crash location was a field near the Valiant Sailor in Folkestone

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Was other owner Allison Aviation of Finchley ?

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What about the other 2 Avros  Sky Trips had Avro 504K G-EAAY and G-EBZA

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Thank you, Paul.

Can you please elaborate on the information contained in your first post? I had not hitherto come across this information. It appears that your source is not one known/accessible to me.

I have Alliston Aviation Co. Ltd., of East Finchley, as the owner of G-EBWF at the time of the accident about which I'm enquiring. Regrettably I don't seem to have kept a note of the source of my information that this 504K previously was owned by Sky Trips.

Were G-EAAY and G-EBZA owned or just operated by Sky Trips? G-INFO contains no reference to Sky Trips in the fiches for these two aeroplanes. However I'm conscious of the fact that the G-INFO entries for both aeroplanes start as late as July 1930 and were transcribed from earlier material. I've seen a number of references to such transcriptions being incomplete and/or early records having been lost. As evidently it is not G-INFO, what is the source of your information as to Sky Trips' ownership or operation  of these two 504Ks?

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The field location is mentioned in a few newspaper reports of the accident - namely in the Folkestone, Hythe, Sandgate & Cheriton Herald and also I found a earlier article which just mentions the company briefly saying that were operating from the same field

 

The source for the other two Avro 504K is google books Janes All the Worlds Aircraft 1930

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=aHo7AAAAMAAJ&q=G-EBZA+Janes&dq=G-EBZA+Janes&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiK9eL4icrnAhWOZMAKHfOrBgEQ6AEIKTAA

 

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Thank you, Paul, G-EAAY looks, on present information, to be the most likely candidate as BCAR 1919-1999 gives this aeroplane as having had its CofA cancelled on 24.10.30 'due to a prior accident' (although the ARB records show it being registered on 14 July 1930 to Lancelot Richard Gladwin-Errington and being based at Bekesbourne (which would place it geographically close to the accident site)).

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Avro Aircraft since 1908 has this, AA (not sure if it adds any more to what you already know) -

 

C724/AY, 7.5.19, G.W., 9.24 Lady U. Beecham, Hendon; 5.25 Liverpool Av. Co., 4.26 Southern Counties Av. Co. "Jake "  Brooklands; 10.26 F. G. Miles, Shoreham; 4.27 L. J. Skytrips Ltd.; 7.30 L.R.G. Errington, Bekesbourne, crashed 1931 

 G-EBWF, 21.3.28, L. J. Skytrips Ltd., 5.29 Alliston Av. Co., scrapped at Hornchurch, Essex 12.32

 G-EBZA, 13.7.28, L. J. Skytrips Ltd., 8.30 L. R. G. Errington, s.o.r.12.31 

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Every little helps, MM - especially from those with a good Putnam library!

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Came across this little snippet about Sky Trips in "Flight"  -

 

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