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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 209538
Last updated: 6 November 2019
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Date:07-MAR-1931
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic A504 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro 504N
Owner/operator:602 (City of Glasgow) Squadron Royal Air Force (602 (City of Glasgow) Sqn RAF)
Registration: H2975
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:West Kilbride Farm, between Kilmacolm and Port Glasgow, Renfrewshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Renfrew, Glasgow
Destination airport:RAF Renfrew, Glasgow
Narrative:
Avro 504N, H2975, 602 (City of Glasgow) Squadron, Auxiliary Air Force, Renfrew: Written off (destroyed) 7/3/31 in a mid air collision with Westland Wapiti J9603 (also of 602 Squadron), at West Kilbride Farm, between Kilmacolm and Port Glasgow, Renfrewshire. The pilot of Avro 504N H2975 - Pilot Officer George Christopher (Pilot, Auxiliary Air Force, aged 21) - was killed.

The pilot of Westland Wapiti Mk.IIA J9603 - Pilot Officer Harold Land, Pilot, Auxiliary Air Force) - was also killed. The other crew member of Wapiti J9603 - AC.2 Edward E. Smith (Service Number 802189) - baled out and survived.

Sources:

1. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1934.htm
2. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?17512-RAF-Fatalities-1931
3. 602 (City of Glasgow) Squadron ORB (Air Ministry Form 540) for period 1/1/1929 to 31/12/39: http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C2504714
4. http://www.worldnavalships.com/directory/aircrewprofile.php?AircrewID=11727
5. http://www.orpheusweb.co.uk/vicsmith/OldAccs/Mar31.html
6. Glasgow's Own, Dugald Cameron, 1987


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Apr-2018 23:04 Dr. John Smith Added
18-Apr-2018 23:07 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
02-Sep-2018 09:01 96112K Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Oct-2018 17:32 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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