Accident Gloster Grebe Mk II , 08 Oct 1926
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 211824
 
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Date:08-OCT-1926
Time:
Type:Gloster Grebe Mk II
Owner/operator:56 Squadron Royal Air Force (56 Sqn RAF)
Registration:
MSN:
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
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Kenley, Whyteleafe, Surrey
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
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"

Sources:

1. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1929.htm
2. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?17306-RAF-fatalities-1926
3. https://www.flightglobal.com/FlightPDFArchive/1926/1926%20-%200762.PDF


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Keston Churchyard 30/12/2020

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
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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