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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 211627
Last updated: 19 December 2019
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Date:16-OCT-1925
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic BFIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bristol F.2b
Owner/operator:School of Army Co-Op RAF
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Wilton, Wiltshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Old Sarum, Wiltshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Bristol F.2b Fighter, School of Army Cooperation, Old Sarum: Written of (destroyed) 16/10/1925 when crashed in poor visibility, near Wilton, Wiltshire. Both crew on board killed:

Pilot Officer John Stroyan Branch (aged 20) killed
Pilot Officer John Alexander Ballantyne (aged 20) killed

Sources:

1. Portsmouth Evening News Hampshire, England 19 October 1925
2. Western Daily Press Bristol, England 19 October 1925
3. Wiltshire Times and Trowbridge Advertiser Wiltshire, England 24 October 1925
4. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1929.htm
5. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?17305-RAF-fatalities-1925
6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilton,_Wiltshire


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
29-May-2018 19:45 Dr. John Smith Added
29-Nov-2018 09:40 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]
02-Feb-2019 18:24 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type]

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