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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 145116
Last updated: 2 January 2020
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Type:Airco DH.9A
Owner/operator:24 Squadron Royal Air Force (24 Sqn RAF)
Registration: J7310
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Kenley, Whyteleafe, Surrey -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Kenley, Surrey
Destination airport:RAF Kenley, Surrey
D.H.9A J7310, 24 Squadron, RAF Kenley: Written off (Cat.W/FA) 22/11/1926. The aircraft took off from RAF Kenley with pilots, Flight Lt Felix St.John Woollard and Flying Officer Frederick Laing Collison. But after taking off the aircraft stalled during a turn and crashed into a hanger at the base. The aircraft burst in flames, killing Felix St.John Woollard and fatally injuring Fredrick Laing Collison. According to a contemporary report in "Flight" magazine (November 25, 1926, page 770 - see link #6)

"Royal Air Force Flying Accident
The Air Ministry regrets to announce that as the result of an accident at Kenley, Surrey, to a D.H.9A of No. 24 Squadron, Kenley, on November 22, Flight-Lieut. Felix St. John Woollard, A.F.C., the pilot of the aircraft, was killed, and Flying Officer Frederic Laing Collison was seriously injured and died shortly afterwards."


5. Biography of Frederic Collison 1914-1922:

Revision history:

18-Apr-2012 00:01 ryan Added
02-Jun-2018 00:42 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
02-Jun-2018 23:01 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Source, Narrative]
17-Oct-2018 06:00 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]

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