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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 209336
Last updated: 14 July 2019
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Date:24-MAR-1930
Time:night
Type:Vickers Virginia Mk VI
Owner/operator:58 Squadron Royal Air Force (58 Sqn RAF)
Registration: J7709
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Worthy Down, South Wonston, near Winchester, Hampshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Worthy Down, Hampshire
Destination airport:RAF Worthy Down
Narrative:
Vickers Virginia Mk.VI J7709, 58 Squadron, RAF Worthy Down: Written off (damaged beyond repair) 24/3/30 when crashed on landing at night at RAF Worthy Down, South Wonston, near Winchester, Hampshire. Two of the crew of five were killed:

Flying Officer Ernest Richard White (second pilot, aged 22) killed
Pilot Officer Percy James Pratt (aged 20) killed
Squadron Leader Alban Spencer Ellerton O.B.E. (pilot) injured
L.A/C Donald Angus Reich (Service #370080) injured
AC.2 Frederick Bernard Palmer (Service #508749) unhurt

Sources:

1. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1934.htm
2. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?17427-RAF-Fatalities-1930
3. http://www.hampshireairfields.co.uk/hancrash.html
4. Photo of accident: https://www.flickr.com/photos/16304936@N06/10445574615/in/photolist-z2UmSS-gV3iq4
5. http://www.worldnavalships.com/directory/aircrewprofile.php?AircrewID=11709
6. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/66723458/percy-james-pratt


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-Apr-2018 15:34 Dr. John Smith Added
10-Nov-2018 07:07 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]

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