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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 211872
Last updated: 13 June 2019
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Date:28-JAN-1927
Time:day
Type:Armstrong Whitworth Siskin Mk IIIA
Owner/operator:41 Squadron Royal Air Force (41 Sqn RAF)
Registration: J7171
C/n / msn: AW.55
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Beatrice Avenue, Norbury, London SW16 -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Northolt, South Ruislip, Middlesex
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Armstrong Whitworth Siskin Mk.IIIA J7171, 41 Squadron, RAF Northolt: Written off (destroyed) 28/1/1927 when crashed into the garden of a house, Beatrice Avenue, Norbury, London SW16. Pilot and sole occupant - Flight Lt William Geoffrey Meggitt MC (aged 32) - was killed. According to a contemporary report in "Flight" magazine (February 3, 1927 page 60 - see link #3):

Royal Air Force Flying Accidents
As the result of an accident at Norbury, London, to a Siskin of No. 41 Squadron, Northolt, on January 28, Flight Lieut. William Geoffrey Meggitt, M.C., the pilot and sole occupant of the aircraft, was killed."

Siskin Mk.IIIA J7171 was one of a batch of 37 aircraft (J7145-J7181) ordered from Armstrong Whitworth, Whitley, to contract 439840/23 dated August 1923.

Sources:

1. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1929.htm
2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Meggitt#Post_World_War_I
3. https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1927/1927%20-%200072.html?search=William%20Geoffrey%20Meggitt
4. http://britishaviation-ptp.com/aw_siskin.html
5. http://diarmuidlynch.weebly.com/charles-basil-slater-spackman-1895-1971.html
6. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?17307-RAF-fatalities-1927


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Jun-2018 20:47 Dr. John Smith Added
04-Jun-2018 21:07 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
01-Nov-2018 16:05 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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