Accident Gloster Grebe Mk II , 08 Oct 1926
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Type:Gloster Grebe Mk II
Owner/operator:56 Squadron Royal Air Force (56 Sqn RAF)
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Kenley, Whyteleafe, Surrey -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:RAF Kenley, Whyteleafe, Surrey
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Gloster Grebe Mk.II, 56 Squadron, RAF Biggin Hill: Written off (damaged beyond repair) 8/10/1926 when veered off the runway on take-off and overturned at RAF Kenley, Whyteleafe, Surrey. Pilot and sole occupant - WO.1 Erik Gutzeit Haug (Service Number 312488, aged 28) - was killed. According to a contemporary report in "Flight" magazine (October 14, 1926 page 678 - see link #3):

"Royal Air Force Flying Accidents
As the result of an accident at Kenley, Surrey, to a Grebe aeroplane of No. 56 squadron, Biggin Hill, Kent, on October 8, No. 312488 S.M.I. Erik Gutzeit Haug, the pilot and sole occupant of the aircraft, was killed"




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Revision history:

02-Jun-2018 22:04 Dr. John Smith Added
09-Nov-2018 08:54 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]
06-Jan-2021 19:41 Gusk Updated [Photo]

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