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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 1410
Last updated: 28 April 2019
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Date:20-FEB-1921
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic A504 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro 504K
Owner/operator:Canadian Military
Registration: G-CYCI
C/n / msn: H9736
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lake Simcoe, ON -   Canada
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Camp Borden, ON
Destination airport:Toronto, ON
Narrative:
Ex RAF H9736. Part of 1919 Imperial Gift of 100 Avro 504Ks. Taken on charge 23.11.20. Written off 20.2.21 as per details below:

CLAXTON, Lieutenant William Gordon - Distinguished Flying Cross - awarded as per London Gazette dated 3 August 1918. Born 1 June 1899 in Ogilvie, Manitoba. Home in Toronto; graduated in RFC/Canada; as a 2nd Lieutenant he left Toronto on 29 September 1917; at Training Depot, 29 October 1917; to CFS, Upavon, 30 October 1917; with No.41 Squadron, 26 March to 17 August 1918 (missing, prisoner of war); repatriated 1 December 1918.

At Camp Borden for refresher training, on 20 February 1921 he took off in Avro 504K G-CYCI for Toronto. His engine failed and he tried to land on the ice at the south end of Lake Simcoe, striking a ridge which was hard to see, wiping out the undercarriage, and doing other damage.

Aircraft not repaired: struck off charge 17.4.1923. Pilot survived uninjured, died of natural causes on 28 September 1967 aged 69.

Sources:

British Civil Aircraft Registers 1919-1999
http://rcafassociation.ca/uploads/airforce/2009/07/gong-2c-d.html
www.ody.ca/~bwalker/cab_detail_aa_cz.html
www.goldenyears.ukf.net/ImperialGift-Canada.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Feb-2008 11:33 JINX Added
18-Jan-2013 08:48 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Cn, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
04-Nov-2017 14:26 Sergey L. Updated [Location]

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