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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 211679
Last updated: 4 November 2019
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Date:17-MAY-1926
Time:day
Type:Fairey Fawn Mk II
Owner/operator:12 Squadron Royal Air Force (12 Sqn RAF)
Registration: J7221
C/n / msn: F.522
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:RAF Andover, Hampshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Andover, Hampshire
Destination airport:RAF Andover, Hampshire
Narrative:
Fairey Fawn Mk.II J7221, 12 Squadron, RAF Andover: Substantially damaged 17/5/1926 when spun into the ground on landing approach to RAF Andover, Hampshire. Both crew were killed:

Sgt Ralph England Hawkins (Service Number 84631, pilot, aged 25) killed
L.A/C Sydney Marsh Cox (Service Number 335394, aged 21) killed

Fairey Fawn Mk.II J7221 was reportedly repaired and returned to service. According to a contemporary report in "Flight" (May 27, 1926 page 312 - see link #4)

"R.A.F. Flying Accidents
THE Air Ministry regrets to announce that as the result of an accident at Andover, Hampshire, to a Fairey Fawn of No 12 Squadron, Andover, on May 17, No. 84631, Sergeant Ralph England Hawkins, the pilot of the aircraft, and No. 335394, L.A.C. Sydney Marsh Cox, were killed"

Sources:

1. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1929.htm
2. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?17306-RAF-fatalities-1926
3. https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/candt-auctioneers/catalogue-id-srct10042/lot-94c9765b-8880-428d-8777-a6b7011e2288
4. https://www.flightglobal.com/FlightPDFArchive/1926/1926%20-%200366.PDF


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-May-2018 21:21 Dr. John Smith Added
18-Oct-2018 19:03 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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