Aircraft Type Photo
Photo: 2007 Paul Maritz (Paulmaz)
BELOW: Hawker Hind (Afgan) shown above at Shuttleworth Airshow in 2010.
Note the underwing bombs.
Photo: 2010 Airwolfhound from Hertfordshire, UK.
Aircraft Type and Background
RAuxAF Hawker Hind / K6819
(RAuxAF: Royal Auxiliary Air Force)
Aircraft Type Designation: (General purpose day bomber (light))
The Hind two-seat light bomber was fitted with a 477.25kW (640hp) Rolls-Royce Kestrel V engine. It was capable of flying at 296kmh (184mph) at just over 4,877m (16,000ft). The Hind had a range of 692km (430 miles), and a service ceiling of just above 7,925m (26,000ft).
Its armaments consisted of a Vickers gun forward, and a Lewis gun aft. It could carry 226.8kg (500lbs) of bombs under the wings.
(Some of the above specifications may have differed according to the aircraft variant and to the availability of parts.)
The type was phased out of front-line RAF squadrons by mid 1939, but it continued in service with the RAuxAF until later that year.
The Hawker Hind featured on this page was attached to 603 (City of Edinburgh) (Fighter) Royal Auxiliary Air Force (RAuxAF) Squadron.
Aircraft Accident Details
RAuxAF Hawker Hind K6819 was being flown across the Lomond Hills during conditions of heavy mist.
While en route, however, the aircraft crashed on the slopes of Bishop Hill, in what is now Perth and Kinross.
Aircraft Pilot Casualty
The pilot who died in this accident was:
(Please click on the hyperlinked name above for further details of this family at Wikipedia.)
Ingram Edward Pease was granted a commission to Pilot Officer on
11 January 1939.
Crash Site Photos
BELOW: An angle bracket from Hawker Hind K6819.
Photo: © 2013 Neil Daniel
BELOW: Close-up of remaining wreckage section.
A manufacturer's stamp is just visible on the rear casting.
Photo: © 2013 Neil Daniel
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Crash Date / Site
Accident Date: 18 Feb 1939
Nearest main road: A911.
Region: Perth and Kinross
Nearest towns or villages:
Nearest large town:
Crash site OS Grid Ref. N/A
Crash site GPS Ref: N/A
Present Condition: Small pieces may remain in gulley W of Bishop Hill.
Registration or Serial: K6819
(Royal Auxiliary Air Force)
(During WWII, this and other RAuxAF squadrons were converted temporarily to regular RAF status.)
Operating Station: RAF Turnhouse.
Station Location: Turnhouse, Edinburgh.
Current Station Status:
Military operations ceased.
Now, operational civil airport.
Current Airport Name: Edinburgh Airport.
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Hawker Hind K6819
Bishop Hill, Lomond Hills, Kinross