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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 25111
Last updated: 18 June 2018
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Date:05-MAY-1925
Time:15:00 LT
Type:Blackburn Kangaroo
Owner/operator:North Sea Aerial & General Transport Ltd
Registration: G-EAIT
C/n / msn: BK/33/AS/746
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Brough, East Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Brough, East Yorkshire (EGNB)
Destination airport:Brough, East Yorkshire (EGNB)
Narrative:
Ex-RAF B9978. First registered (C of R 228) as G-EAIT on 1.8.19 to North Sea Aerial & General Transport Ltd., Brough, East Yorkshire.

Written off 5.5.25 when nose-dived into the ground shortly after take-off, Brough, East Yorkshire. Pilot - Flying Officer Hugh Crichton McDonald (RAFO, aged 26) killed. Reportedly, he "died of injuries sustained", which implies that he survived the crash, not being killed on impact, but succumbed to fatal injuries later.

According to a contemporary report in "Flight" magazine (May 14, 1925 page 297 - see link #3):

"R.A.F. Flying Accidents
THE Air Ministry regrets to announce the following flying accidents: As'a result of an accident at Brough, at 3 00 pm , on May 5, to a Blackburn Kangaroo machine, Flying Officer Hugh Crichton McDonald, Reserve of Air Force' Officers, the pilot of the aircraft, was killed"

Registration G-EAIT cancelled same day (5.5.1925) due to "destruction or permanent withdrawl from use of aircraft"

Sources:

1. http://www.baaa-acro.com/1925/archives/crash-of-a-blackburn-kangaroo-in-brough/
2. https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-EAIT.pdf
3. https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1925/1925%20-%200297.html?search=Blackburn%20Kangaroo
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-E.html
5. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/aeroplanes/15-aeroplanes/81-register-gb-g-ea
6. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1929.htm
7. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?17305-RAF-fatalities-1925


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
13-Dec-2013 23:18 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
26-May-2018 21:55 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
26-May-2018 22:00 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]

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