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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 191762
Last updated: 15 August 2019
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Date:12-MAR-1930
Time:
Type:Fairchild KR-23
Owner/operator:Fairchild Avn Corp. of Canada
Registration: CF-AKR
C/n / msn: 1021
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RCAF Air Station Rockliffe, ON -   Canada
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Demo/Airshow/Display
Departure airport:Rockliffe
Destination airport:Rockliffe
Narrative:
A Fairchild biplane trainer was being demonstrated to RCAF officials by Lt-Col William Barker, a principal of the Fairchild Aviation Corporation of Canada.
The pilot made a low run over the airfield and then pulled up into a steep climb. At the top of the climb control was lost when the biplane stalled and dived into the ground.
There was no fire, but the plane was damaged beyond repair and the pilot was killed in the impact.

William George Barker V.C. was a very distinguished fighter pilot in the First World War. He flew on both the Western and Italian Fronts and was credited with 50 air victories. He remains the most decorated serviceman in the history of Canada, the British Empire, and the British Commonwealth of Nations.
R.I.P.

Sources:

https://web.archive.org/web/20080331222215/http://www.constable.ca/barker.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
29-Nov-2016 05:12 angels one five Added
29-Nov-2016 05:14 angels one five Updated [Total occupants]
26-Apr-2018 20:19 TB Updated [Location, Narrative]
29-Nov-2018 07:56 angels one five Updated [Narrative]

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