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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 16975
Last updated: 17 October 2017
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Type:Miles Magister Mk I
Registration: L5912
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea, off Felixstowe, Suffolk -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:RAF Martlesham Heath
Destination airport:
Abandoned in irrecoverable spin.

The pilot bailed out, but owing to confusion in the two possible rescue vessels, each of which saw the other and turned back, he was drowned.

Flt-Lt Eric Rolfe Simonds (28) RAF killed in a flying accident.


Revision history:

30-Mar-2008 23:30 JINX Added
26-Jan-2013 15:43 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]
14-Jul-2013 08:51 JINX Updated [Operator, Source]
19-Oct-2014 17:23 yarbi Updated [Operator, Phase]
20-Apr-2015 00:26 angels one five Updated [Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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