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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 210658
Last updated: 8 June 2019
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Date:10-FEB-1922
Time:day
Type:Bristol F.2b Fighter
Owner/operator:100 Squadron Royal Air Force (100 Sqn RAF)
Registration: D7856
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Baldonnel, Dublin -   Ireland
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Baldonnel aerodrome, Dublin
Destination airport:RAF Spitalgate, Lincolnshire
Narrative:
Bristol F.2b Fighter D7856, 100 Squadron, RAF Baldonnel; Written off (destroyed) 10/2/22 when crashed shortly after take-off, Baldonnel Aerodrome, Baldonnel, Dublin. Both crew killed:

Flying Officer Palmer John Parry (aged 25) died 11.2.22 (next day) of injuries sustained
AC.2 James Ernest Harris (aged 21) killed

According to a contemporary report in "Flight" magazine (February 19, 1922 page 114 - see link #3):

"Three R.A.F. Fatalities.
...The third fatality occurred at Baldonnell Aerodrome, near Dublin, the same day, when Flying Officer B. J. Parry crashed just after leaving the ground, prior to a flight to England."

The following appeared in a local North Wales newspaper 21/2/1922

"On Friday the sad news was received by Mr and Mrs T G Parry, Miners, Snowdon Street, Penygroes that their son Mr Palmer J Parry had met with a fatal accident in an aeroplane at Blandonnel, Dublin when he and a colleague were about to fly over to England. After rising some hundreds of feet the machine fell to earth and they were seriously injured, both dying later in hospital on Tuesday. His body was brought to Penygroes under military escort on Thursday. A large congregation met to bury him at St Rhedyw, Llanllyfni. A number of Air Force Officers were present. There was a volley of shots over his grave and the last post was sounded."

Sources:

1. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1925.htm
2.
3. https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1922/1922%20-%200114.html
4. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?313-RAF-officer-deaths-12.11.18-31.12.28
5. https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/HNS19220213.2.26
6. http://www.orpheusweb.co.uk/vicsmith/Accidents/Feb22.html
7.


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-May-2018 21:59 Dr. John Smith Added
14-Oct-2018 16:46 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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