Hawker Audax K7376

Hill of Edendocher, Aberdeenshire

 
     
 
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Aircraft Type Photo

 

BELOW: A Hawker Audax bi-plane.

 

A Hawker Audax bi-plane

 

Photo: [author unknown.]
 Adel Hafez with his Hawker Audax (Hart variant)

 

Public domain. Copyright expired.

 

 

 

 

 

Aircraft Type and Background

 

RAF Hawker Audax / K7376

 


 

(Trainer)

 

Based largely on the Hawker Hart, which it resembled, the Hawker Audax  was produced between 1931 and 1937. The aircraft was intended as a trainer / observation aircraft / light bomber.

 

The Audax was equipped with a Rolls-Royce Kestrel 1B engine, and had a maximum speed of 170mph. For armaments, it was equipped with two .303 machine guns--one forward and one aft. I could also carry four 20lb bombs.

 

The Audax saw service with the RAF and also with the Royal Navy (Fleet Air Arm), and was used by the RAF in countries such as India and Africa.

 

 

 

 

 

Aircraft Accident Details

 

At the moment, no details on the cause of this incident are available. However, the Audax was on a training flight from No.8 FTS Montrose when it crashed at Hill of Edendocher near Glen Dye [map] in Aberdeenshire.

 

 

 

 

 

Aircraft Crew Survivors

 

Both crew members survived. These were:

 

P/O J D Lenahan

 

F/O R E Atkinson

 

 

 

 

 

Crash Site Photos (Page 1-A)

 

(The following photos were kindly contributed by Neil Daniel.)

 

 

BELOW: Approaching the Hawker Audax wreckage on Hill of Endendocher.

 

approaching hawker audax wreckage on hill of edendocher

 

Photo: © 2013 Neil Daniel

 


 

BELOW: Getting closer to the airframe wreckage.

 

The Land Rover track just visible in the distance at the left-hand edge of the photo passes close to this crash site.

 

closer view of airframe wreckage

 

Photo: © 2013 Neil Daniel

 


 

BELOW: Close view of airframe remains.

 

close view of airframe

 

Photo: © 2013 Neil Daniel

 


 

BELOW: Supporting spars and bracing struts from the Hawker Audax biplane.

 

supporting spars and bracing struts from the Audax bi-plane

 

Photo: © 2013 Neil Daniel

 


 

BELOW: Another view of the bracing struts and spars.

 

A fuel tank lies in the foreground.

 

another view of bracing struts and spars

 

Photo: © 2013 Neil Daniel

 


 

BELOW: Part of the triangular-bracing forming the airframe.

 

part of the triangular-braced airframe

 

Photo: © 2013 Neil Daniel

 

 

 

MORE PHOTOS BELOW

 

And on Page 1-B

 

 


 

 

 

 

 


 

(The following photos were kindly contributed by Gary Nelson.)

 

 

BELOW: The airframe of Hawker Audax K7376.

 

airframe from hawker audax biplane

 

Photo: © 2013 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW:  Another view of the tubular steel airframe.

 

another view of the tubular steel airframe

 

Photo: © 2013 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Remains of a fuel tank.

 

remains of a fuel tank

 

Photo: © 2013 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: A more general view of the wreckage.

 

a more general view of the wreckage

 

Photo: © 2013 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Aluminium panel, with holes to reduce weight.

 

aluminium panel with holes to reduce weight

 

Photo: © 2013 Gary Nelson

 


 

BELOW: Another view of the bi-plane's unusual airframe.

 

another view of the bi-planes unusual airframe

 

Photo: © 2013 Gary Nelson

 

 

 

More (larger) photos on Page 1-B

 

 

 

 


 

 

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Crash Date / Site

 

 

Accident Date: 5 May 1939

 

Accident Site:

Hill of Edendocher (577m)

 

Region: Aberdeenshire

 

Nearest town or village:

Bridge of Dye

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(Glen Dye).

 

From Banchory, via B974 South to Bridge of Dye, or from A90 then North on B974 to Bridge of Dye

 

Nearest large town:

Stonehaven (E) or Brechin (S)

 

OS Grid Ref. N/A

 

GPS Ref: N/A

 

Present Condition: Some airframe sections still remain at the crash site.

 


 

Other air crash sites in this vicinity:

 

1) RAF Miles Master T8684 crash at Hill of Edendocher (by Cairn of Finglenny), in 1941. (Miles Master wreckage lies about 1km from Hawker Audax wreckage.)

2) RAF Airspeed AS10 Oxford crash at Meluncart.

3) RAF Hawker Audax K7473 crash at Cairn o' Mount, Aberdeenshire, in 1940.
(Beside the B974 road.)

 

 

Aircraft Details

 

 

Registration or Serial: K7376

 

Operator: RAF (No 8 Flying Training School, Montrose)

 

Operating Station: RAF Montrose

 

Station Location: Montrose, Angus, Scotland.

 

Current Station Status: Military Airport closed . Now, an RAF Heritage Centre.

 

Current Station Name: Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre

 

 

 

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