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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 209125
Last updated: 6 December 2019
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Date:17-JUN-1937
Time:day
Type:Fairey Gordon Mk 1
Owner/operator:4 FTS Royal Air Force (4 FTS RAF)
Registration: K2736
C/n / msn: F.1818
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Almaza Airfield, Almaza, north east of Cairo -   Egypt
Phase: Landing
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Abu Sueir, Ismailia, Egypt
Destination airport:Almaza Airfield, Almaza, north east of Cairo
Narrative:
Fairey Gordon Mk.I K2736, 4 FTS, Abu Sueir: Involved in a fatal flying accident 17/6/37 when Passenger thrown out of aircraft by bump on landing, Almaza, Egypt. Passenger - Acting Pilot Officer Robert Henry Rice - was killed. According to the official Air Ministry announcement in "Flight" magazine (July 1, 1937 page 29 - see link #3)

"FLYING ACCIDENT
Acting P/O Robert Henry Rice was killed at Almaza on June 17 as a result of falling from an aircraft in flight. He was a passenger in the aircraft, which belonged to No. 4 Flying Training School, Abu Sueir."

Fairey Gordon Mk.1 K2736 was sustained only minor damage, was repaired and returned to service, and was finally struck off charge on 18/7/39.

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft K1000-K9999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1976 page 17)
2. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Accf1939.htm
3. https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1937/1937%20-%201853.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-Apr-2018 19:37 Dr. John Smith Added
11-Apr-2018 19:39 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
23-Nov-2018 18:04 Nepa Updated [Operator, Nature, Operator]

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