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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 211792
Last updated: 6 December 2019
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Date:31-AUG-1926
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic BFIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bristol F.2b
Owner/operator:16 Squadron Royal Air Force (16 Sqn RAF)
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Decoy Pond Farm, near Beaulieu Road station, Marchwood, Hampshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Old Sarum, Salisbury, Wiltshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Bristol F.2b Fighter, 16 Squadron, RAF Old Sarum, Salisbury, Wiltshire: Written off (destroyed) 31/8/1926 when hit a tree at Decoy Pond Farm, near Beaulieu Road station, New Forest, Marchwood, Hampshire. Both crew were killed, one instantly, one later:

Pilot Officer Alfred Lionel Rene Page (pilot, aged 19) killed
L.A/C Eric Arthur Lister Lowe (Service Number 398941, aged 24) died 1.9.26 (next day) of injuries sustained

According to a contemporary report in "Flight" magazine (September 9, 1926, page 586 - see link #3)

"Royal Air Force Flying Accidents
THE Air Ministry regrets to announce that as the result of an accident at Marchwood, Hampshire, to a Bristol Fighter of No. 16 Squadron, Old Sarum, Salisbury, on August 31, Pilot Officer Alfred Lionel Rene Page, the pilot of the aircraft, was killed, and No. 328941, L.A.C. Eric Arthur Lister Lowe was dangerously injured, and died in the Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley, on September 1."

Sources:

1. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1929.htm
2. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?17306-RAF-fatalities-1926
3. https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1926/1926%20-%200662.html?search=Alfred%20Lionel%20Rene%20Page
4. http://www.decoypondfarm.co.uk/page2.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Jun-2018 22:19 Dr. John Smith Added
01-Nov-2018 16:03 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
02-Feb-2019 18:22 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type]

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