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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 211827
Last updated: 6 December 2019
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Date:12-NOV-1926
Time:day
Type:Airco DH.9A
Owner/operator:RAF College Cranwell
Registration: J7354
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Between Ailsworth and Castor, near Wittering, Northamptonshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Cranwell, Sleaford, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
D.H.9A J7354, RAF (Cadet) College, RAF Cranwell, Sleaford, Lincolnshire: Written off (destroyed) 12/11/1926 when crashed and caught fire on impact with the ground, between Ailsworth and Castor, near Wittering, Northamptonshire (at approximate co ordinates 52.573N 0.343W), Pilot and sole occupant - Flight Cadet David Gam Harcourt Wood (aged 19) - was killed. According to a contemporary report in "Flight" magazine (November 18, 1926 page 756 - see link #3):

"Royal Air Force Flying Accidents
As the result of an accident at Castor, Northampton, to a D.H.9A of the Royal Air Force (Cadet) College, Cranwell, on November 12, Flight Cadet David Gam Harcourt Wood, the pilot and sole occupant of the aircraft, was 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.flightglobal.com/FlightPDFArchive/1926/1926%20-%200848.PDF
4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castor,_Cambridgeshire
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ailsworth
6. http://www.bcar.org.uk/1920s-incident-logs#1926


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Jun-2018 22:48 Dr. John Smith Added

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