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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 145116
Last updated: 2 January 2020
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Date:22-NOV-1926
Time:day
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
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Kenley, Surrey
Destination airport:RAF Kenley, Surrey
Narrative:
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."

Sources:

1. http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/aircraft/planes/ryedale/e3535.html
2. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1929.htm
3. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?17306-RAF-fatalities-1926
4. https://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/22440
5. Biography of Frederic Collison 1914-1922: http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C1150931
6. https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1926/1926%20-%200870.html?search=Felix%20Woollard


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
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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