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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 211572
Last updated: 6 December 2019
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Date:16-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:2 FTS Royal Air Force (2 FTS RAF)
Registration: F4485
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Branston, North Kesteven, near RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Digby, Scopwick Heath, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:RAF Digby, Lincolnshire
Narrative:
Bristol Fighter F4485, 2 FTS, RAF Digby: Written off (destroyed) 16/9/1925 when lost control and spun into the ground, Branston, North Kesteven, near RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire (at approximate co ordinates 53.1944N 0.4717W). Both crew were killed:

Flying Officer William Cay Williams (aged 32) killed
Pilot Officer Frederick Martin Kellaway (pilot, aged 20) killed

According to a contemporary report in "Flight" magazine (September 24, 1925, page 621 - see link #3):

"R.A.F. Flying Accidents
As a result of an accident near Digby to a Bristol Fighter of No. 2 Flying Training School, Digby, on September 16, Pilot-Officer Frederick Martin Kellaway, the pilot of the aircraft, was killed, and Flying-Officer William Cay Williams was severely injured and died shortly afterwards."

Sources:

1. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1929.htm
2. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?17305-RAF-fatalities-1925
3. https://www.flightglobal.com/FlightPDFArchive/1925/1925%20-%200621.PDF
4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Branston,_Lincolnshire


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-May-2018 17:23 Dr. John Smith Added
23-Nov-2018 16:53 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Nature, Destination airport, Operator]
02-Feb-2019 18:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type]

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