Accident Gloster Gamecock Mk I J7914, 14 Aug 1929
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 212527
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Type:Gloster Gamecock Mk I
Owner/operator:23 Squadron Royal Air Force (23 Sqn RAF)
Registration: J7914
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:RAF Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Gloster Gamecock Mk.I J7914, 23 Squadron, RAF Kenley, Whyteleafe, Surrey: Written off (damaged beyond repair) 14/8/1929 when stalled off steep turn shortly after take-off, RAF Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire. Pilot and sole occupant - Flying Officer Charles Henry Jones (aged 24) - was killed

According to an eyewitness report at the inquest into the death of the pilot: "The machine took off normally but seemed to turn too steeply and hit the ground with the engine full on. The machine, which had 200 rounds of ammunition on board, caught fire on impact".



Revision history:

22-Jun-2018 21:02 Dr. John Smith Added
06-Oct-2018 05:48 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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