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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 209339
Last updated: 5 December 2019
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Date:01-APR-1930
Time:day
Type:de Havilland Airco DH.9
Owner/operator:RAF College Cranwell
Registration: J8159
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Cranwell, Cranwell, Sleaford, Lincolnshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Cranwell, Sleaford, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
D.H.9A J8159, RAF College, Cranwell; Written off (destroyed) 1/4/30 when crashed attempting to loop, at RAF Cranwell, Sleaford, Lincolnshire. Aircraft caught fire on impact with the ground. Pilot - Flight Cadet William Henry Hodgkinson (aged 21) - was killed. According to a contemporary newspaper report ("The Stamford Mercury" 1st April 1930):

"PILOT KILLED IN CRASH.
SOLE OCCUPANT OF A D.H. 9
The Air Ministry announces that as the result of an accident at Cranwell (Sleaford) to D-H.9 machine, of the Royal Air Force College, Cranwell, to-day, Flight-Cadet William Henry Hodgkinson, the pilot, and sole occupant was killed. He was aged 21 and from Amersham, Bucks"

Sources:

1. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1934.htm
2. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?17427-RAF-Fatalities-1930
3. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?21657-April-17th-1930-a-Busy-Parachute-Day
4. http://www.interment.net/data/eng/lincoln/st_andrew/index.htm
5. http://www.bcar.org.uk/1930s-incident-logs#1930


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-Apr-2018 15:50 Dr. John Smith Added
15-Apr-2018 15:52 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type]

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