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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 211795
Last updated: 6 December 2019
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Date:10-SEP-1926
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic BFIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bristol F.2b
Owner/operator:2 Sqn Royal Air Force (2 Sqn RAF)
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:West Down Camp, Tilshead, Wiltshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:RAF Manston, Ramsgate, Kent
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Bristol F.2b Fighter, 2 Squadron, RAF Manston: Written off (destroyed) 10/9/1926 when crashed at West Down Camp, Tilshead, Wiltshire. One of the crew of two was killed:

Flying Officer Reginald Richard Reedman (pilot, aged 23) killed
Major Oliver Birkbeck, Royal Artillery (Territorial Army) injured

According to a contemporary report in "Flight" magazine (September 16, 1926 page 607 - see link #3)

"Royal Air Force Flying Accident
THE Air Ministry regrets to announce that as the result of an accident at Tilshead, Wiltshire, to a Bristol Fighter of No. 2 Squadron, Manston, on September 10, Flying Officer Reginald Richard Reedman, the pilot of the aircraft, was killed and Major Oliver Birkbeck, 108th (Suffolk & Norfolk Yeomanry) Field Brigade, Royal Artillery (T.A.), was seriously injured."

Sources:

1. Portsmouth Evening News, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England 11 September 1926
2. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?17306-RAF-fatalities-1926
3. https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1926/1926%20-%200683.html
4. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1929.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Jun-2018 00:18 Dr. John Smith Added
02-Jun-2018 00:18 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
02-Nov-2018 19:45 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
02-Feb-2019 18:21 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type]

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