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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 211825
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BFIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bristol F.2b
Owner/operator:4 Sqn Royal Air Force (4 Sqn RAF)
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:South Farnborough, Hampshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:RAF Farnborough, Hampshire
Destination airport:
Bristol F.2b Fighter, 4 Squadron, RAF Farnborough: Written off (destroyed) 9/11/1926 when crashed at South Farnborough, Hampshire. Both crew killed:

Pilot Officer Cyril Vernon Mossman (aged 24) killed
AC.2 Cecil Herbert Hayward (Service Number 364117, aged 19) killed

According to a contemporary report in "Flight" magazine (November 18, 1926 page 756 - see link #3)

"Royal Air Force Flying Accidents
THE Air Ministry regrets to announce that, as the result of an accident at South Farnborough, Hampshire, to a Bristol Fighter of No. 4 Squadron, Farnborough, on November 9, Pilot Officer Cyril Vernon Mossman, the pilot of the aircraft, and No. 364117 AC.2, Cecil Herbert Hay ward, were killed"


1. Nottingham Journal Nottinghamshire, England 10 November 1926

Revision history:

02-Jun-2018 22:19 Dr. John Smith Added
09-Nov-2018 08:54 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]
02-Feb-2019 18:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type]

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