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Date:02-FEB-1931
Time:day
Type:Bristol 110A
Owner/operator:Bristol Aeroplane Co Ltd
Registration: G-AAFG
C/n / msn: 7348
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Filton Aerdrome, Filton, Bristol, Gloucestershire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Filton Aerodrome, Filton, Bristol, Gloucestershire
Destination airport:Filton Aerodrome, Filton, Bristol, Gloucestershire
Narrative:
First registered 12.3.29 as G-AAFG (C of R 1912) to the Bristol Aeroplane Co Ltd., Filton, Bristol, Gloucestershire. Also flown in "Class B" markings as "R-4". The Type 110A, registered G-AAFG, first flew with the Titan engine, piloted by Cyril Uwins, on 25.10.29, after its appearance with a mock up of the Neptune engine at the Olympia Aero Show in July that year, where its well-appointed cabin impressed visitors but gained no orders. The Neptune was installed in January 1930 and testing proceeded satisfactorily

Written off (damaged beyond repair) when crashed in a landing accident at Filton Aerodrome, Bristol, Gloucestershire early in February 1931; as there were no orders in sight, it was decided to abandon the project and the aircraft (the sole example built) was scrapped. Registration G-AAFG cancelled by the Air Ministry 2.12.31 due to "destruction or permanent withdrawl from use of aircraft"

Sources:

1. https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-AAFG.pdf
2. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A.html
3. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/15-aeroplanes/75-register-gb-g-aa
4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bristol_Type_110A
5. Barnes, C. H. (1970). Bristol Aircraft since 1910. London: Putnam Publishing. ISBN 0-370-00015-3.
6. Jackson, A.J. (1973). British Civil Aircraft since 1919 Volume 1. London: Putnam. ISBN 0-370-10006-
7. https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1929/1929-1%20-%200141.html
8. https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1929/1929-1%20-%200490.html
9. http://www.orpheusweb.co.uk/vicsmith/OldAccs/Feb31.html

Bristol 110A G-AAFG At the Olympia show of July 1929 with mock up Neptune engine installed: Bristol 110A at the Olympia show of July 1929 with mock-up Neptune engine

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Nov-2017 21:32 Dr. John Smith Added
03-Nov-2017 21:34 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Narrative]

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