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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 211484
Last updated: 28 October 2019
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Date:15-MAY-1925
Time:15:28 LT
Type:Airco DH.9A
Owner/operator:1 FTS Royal Air Force (1 FTS RAF)
Registration: J7053
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Everleigh, 4 ⁄₂ miles southeast of Pewsey,Wiltshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Netheravon, Wiltshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Airco D.H.9A J7053, 1 FTS, RAF Netheravon: Written off (destroyed) 15/5/1925 due to structural failure in flight, when lost wings recovering from dive, and dived into the ground at Everleigh, 4 ⁄₂ miles southeast of Pewsey, Wiltshire, towards the northeast of Salisbury Plain. (At approximate co ordinates 51.283N 1.708W). Pilot - Flying Officer David Brown Morgan (Lt, RN, aged 24) - was killed.

According to a contemporary report in "Flight" magazine (May 21, 1925 page 312 - see link #5)

"R.A.F. Flying Accident
THE Air Ministry regrets to announce that as a result of an accident near Upavon, Marlborough, Wiltshire, to a D.H.9A of No. 1 Flying Training School, Netheravon, Wiltshire, at 3.30 p.m. on May 15, David Brown Morgan, Lieut. Royal Navy, Flying Officer Royal Air Force, the pilot of the aircraft, was killed."

Sources:

1. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1929.htm
2. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?17305-RAF-fatalities-1925
3. http://www.naval-history.net/xDKCas1925.htm
4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Everleigh,_Wiltshire
5. https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1925/1925%20-%200312.html?search=David%20Brown%20Morgan
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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
26-May-2018 22:14 Dr. John Smith Added
28-May-2018 16:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration, Source]
01-Nov-2018 16:00 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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