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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 206342
Last updated: 19 September 2019
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Date:05-MAY-1930
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic BFIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bristol F.2b
Owner/operator:20 (Army Co-Op) Squadron Royal Air Force (20 (Army Co-Op) Sqn RAF)
Registration: F4414
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Jhelum Landing Ground, Punjab -   India
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Jhelum Landing Ground, Punjab, India
Destination airport:RAF Peshawar, North West Frontier Province, India
Narrative:
Bristol F.2b Fighter F4414, 20 (Army Co-Operation) Squadron, RAF Peshawar: written off (damaged beyond repair) when hit telephone wires and crashed, at Jhelum Landing Ground, Punjab, India. Both persons on board were killed:
Crew:
Flying Officer John William Hawke (pilot)
L.A/C Ernest Raymond Charlesworth (passenger, aged 28)

Flying Officer John William Hawke died 15.5.30 (ten days after the crash). L.A/C Ernest Raymond Charlesworth (aged 28) was killed instantly.

Sources:

1. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Accf1939.htm
2. http://www.worldnavalships.com/directory/aircrewprofile.php?AircrewID=11702
3. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?17427-RAF-Fatalities-1930
4. http://www.orpheusweb.co.uk/vicsmith/OldAccs/May30.html
5. 20 Squadron RAF ORB (Air Ministry Form 540) April 1930-December 1938: http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D8409306


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Feb-2018 19:13 Dr. John Smith Added
20-Feb-2018 16:50 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]
03-May-2018 13:06 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Dec-2018 17:09 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
12-Feb-2019 18:33 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]

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