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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 210706
Last updated: 28 December 2019
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Date:07-JUL-1922
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic A504 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro 504K
Owner/operator:RAF College Cranwell
Registration: F8747
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: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Cranwell, Sleaford, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:RAF Cranwell, Sleaford, Lincolnshire
Narrative:
Avro 504K F8747, RAF (Cadet) College, Cranwell: Written off (destroyed) 7/7/22 in a mid air collision with Avro 504K H2364, on approach to RAF Cranwell, Cranwell, Sleaford, Lincolnshire. Pilot of Avro 504K F8747 - Cadet Vyvian Osborne Gillmore (aged 19) - was killed. Cadet Francis Gerald Cator - pilot of Avro 504K H2364 - survived but was seriously injured.

According to the following contemporary report in "Flight" magazine (July 27, 1922 page 427 - see link #4):

"Killed
Flight Cadet VYVIAN OSBORNE GILLMORE was killed in an aeroplane collision at Cranwell, Sleaford, on Friday, July 7."

Sources:

1. National Archives file ref. AIR 76/183/111
2. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1925.htm
3. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?17098-RAF-fatalities-1922&styleid=3
4. https://www.flightglobal.com/FlightPDFArchive/1922/1922%20-%200427.PDF
5. http://www.bcar.org.uk/1920s-incident-logs


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-May-2018 00:07 Dr. John Smith Added

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