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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 211570
Last updated: 6 December 2019
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Date:14-SEP-1925
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic BFIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bristol F.2b
Owner/operator:5 FTS Royal Air Force (5 FTS RAF)
Registration: C799
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near RAF Sealand, Flintshire, Wales. -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Sealand, Flintshire
Destination airport:RAF Sealand, Flintshire
Narrative:
Bristol Fighter C799, 5 FTS, RAF Sealand: Written off (destroyed) 14/9/25 when crashed in flames, near RAF Sealand, Flintshire. Pilot and sole occupant - Pilot Officer William Langdon Spurway (aged 23) - was killed.

According to a contemporary report in "Flight" magazine (September 24, 1925 page 621 - see link #5)

"R.A.F. Flying Accidents
THE Air Ministry regrets to announce that, as a result of an accident at Sealand, Chester, to a Bristol Fighter of No. 5 Flying Training School, Sealand, on September 14, Pilot-Officer William Langdon Spurway, the pilot and sole occupant of the aircraft, was severely injured and died later in the day"

Sources:

1. Londonderry Sentinel Londonderry, Northern Ireland 17 September 1925
2. Sheffield Daily Telegraph South Yorkshire, England 17 September 1925
3. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1929.htm
4. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?17305-RAF-fatalities-1925
5. https://www.flightglobal.com/FlightPDFArchive/1925/1925%20-%200621.PDF


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-May-2018 17:08 Dr. John Smith Added
23-Nov-2018 16:52 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Nature, Operator]
02-Feb-2019 18:26 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type]

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