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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 20946
Last updated: 7 November 2019
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Date:28-SEP-1921
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic A504 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro 504K
Owner/operator:Herbert Sykes, OBE
Registration: G-EACA
C/n / msn: "E6575"
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Stag Lane Aerodrome, Edgware, Middlesex -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Stag Lane Aerodrome, Edgware, Middlesex
Destination airport:Norwich, Norfolk
Narrative:
Ex-RAF E6575 (former RAF serial used by the CAA in its documentation in lieu of any official constructors number). First civil registered (C of R 627) as G-EACA 29.05.19 to G.J.Lusted, Shoreham, Sussex. Sold on to Herbert Sykes OBE, Kingsbury, Middlesex, 08.02.21. Wore the name "Psyche" painted on the fuselage.

Herbert Sykes [1888-1933], O.B.E. (awarded for courage in testing aircraft). During WW1 he was a test pilot for Whitehead Aircraft Ltd., which was a Sopwith sub-contractor, building single-seater Sopwith 'Pup' fighters, and later DH9 and DH9a bombers. The Civil Aviation registers show that Herbert Sykes owned a succession of Avro 504 aircraft after the War, which he nicknamed 'Psyche.' His wartime and post-war flying exploits were also regularly reported in Flight Magazine.

Avro 504K G-EACA was written off 28.09.21 when it crashed on take off near Stag Lane Aerodrome, Edgware, Middlesex

Sources:

1. http://www.picturethepast.org.uk/frontend.php?action=printdetails&keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;NCCW000261
2. http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-EACA.pdf
3. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-E.html
4. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.baaa-acro.com/1921/archives/crash-of-an-avro-504-in-norwich-uk/]


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-Jun-2008 20:10 JINX Added
14-Apr-2011 02:19 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
18-Dec-2013 22:27 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
18-Dec-2013 22:30 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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