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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 210653
Last updated: 19 October 2019
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Date:10-JAN-1922
Time:day
Type:BAT F.K.23 Bantam Mk II
Owner/operator:RAE Farnborough
Registration: F1653
C/n / msn: 14
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Marlborough Lines, Aldershot Barracks, Aldershot, Hampshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Farnborough Airfield, Farnborough, Hampshire
Destination airport:Farnborough Airfield, Farnborough, Hampshire
Narrative:
BAT F.K.23 Bantam Mk.II F1653, Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough: Written off (destroyed) 10/1/22 when crashed on test flight, at Marlborough Lines, Aldershot Barracks, Aldershot, Hampshire. Contemporary reports state that F1653 went into an “unexpected dive that ended in the machine crashing through the roof of an army hut in Marlborough Lines”.

Pilot - Flt Lt Frederick Thomas Williams MBE (aged 30) - died 18/1/22 (one week later) at Connaught Military Hospital, Farnborough

Sources:

1. Thursday 19 January 1922, Western Daily Press, Bristol
2. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1925.htm
3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BAT_Bantam
4. http://www.britishaviation-ptp.com/b/bat_bantam.html
5. http://www.orpheusweb.co.uk/vicsmith/Accidents/Jan22.html
6. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?17098-RAF-fatalities-1922


Revision history:

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08-May-2018 20:24 Dr. John Smith Added

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