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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 209300
Last updated: 5 December 2019
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Date:21-JAN-1930
Time:12:00 LT
Type:Fairey IIIF
Owner/operator:207 Squadron Royal Air Force (207 Sqn RAF)
Registration: J9637
C/n / msn: F.1139
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Maldon Grey Public House, Childon, near Sudbury, Suffolk -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Bircham Newton, Kings Lynn, Norfolk
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Fairey IIIF J9637, 207 Squadron, RAF Bircham Newton, Kings Lynn, Norfolk: Written off (destroyed) 21/1/30 when crashed into an orchard in fog, near the "Maldon Grey" Public House, Cats Lane, Chilton, near Sudbury, Suffolk. Both crew killed:

Flying Officer Donald Mackenzie (aged 25) killed
Corporal Leonard Edward Barnard (aged 24) killed

According to a contemporary newspaper report ("The Haverhill Echo" January 25, 1930):

"Two men were killed when their Fairey aircraft crashed at Sudbury at about noon on Tuesday, they were Flying Officer Donald Mackenzie and Corporal Leonard Barnard. An aeroplane was heard over Sudbury but the fog was so dense no-one knew what had happened.

Police said the machine came down in a pit near the 'Maldon Grey' at Chilton, they went to the spot and found the machine and the two dead occupants. Both men were wearing parachutes and the machine appeared to be a new one."

Sources:

1. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1934.htm
2. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?17427-RAF-Fatalities-1930
3. http://www.foxearth.org.uk/1930-1936HaverhillEcho.html
4. http://www.207squadron.rafinfo.org.uk/rollofhonour/mb_not_cwgc.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-Apr-2018 00:47 Dr. John Smith Added
15-Apr-2018 00:48 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
01-Nov-2018 08:39 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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