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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 212164
Last updated: 28 April 2019
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Date:12-MAY-1927
Time:day
Type:Airco DH.9A
Owner/operator:DH Civil Flying School, Stag Lane
Registration: G-EBLH
C/n / msn: 181
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Littlewick Green, North of White Waltham, Berkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Stag Lane Aerodrome, Edgware, Middlesex
Destination airport:White Waltham Airfield, Maidenhead, Berkshire (EGLM)
Narrative:
Airco D.H.9 G-EBLH: First registered (C of R 1162) on 29/5/1925 to the DeHavilland Aircraft Co Ltd., Stag Lane, Edgware, Middlesex. Operated by the DH Civil Flying School at Stag Lane (wore "DeHavilland School of Flying" titles along the fuselage) and upgraded from DH.9A to DH.9J with the fitment of an Armstrong Siddeley Puma engine

Written off (destroyed) 12/5/1927 when crashed at Littlewick Green, North of White Waltham, near Maidenhead, Berkshire. Pilot and sole occupant - Flying Officer William Alan Foot (RAFO, aged 27) - killed. According to a contemporary report in "Flight" magazine (June 9, 1927 page 385 - see link #7):

"Royal Air Force Flying Accidents
THE Air Ministry regrets to announce that as the result of an accident at Littlewick, near Maidenhead, to a D.H. 9 machine of the Civil Flying School, Stag Lane, Edgware, on May 12, Flying Officer William Alan Foot, Reserve of Air Force Officers, the pilot and sole occupant of the aircraft, was killed."

Registration G-EBLH cancelled by/on 31/1/1928 due to "destruction or permanent withdrawl from use of aircraft"

Sources:

1. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1929.htm
2. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?17307-RAF-fatalities-1927
3. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/15-aeroplanes/82-register-gb-g-eb
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-E3.html
5. https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-EBLH.pdf
6. https://picclick.co.uk/DH9j-G-EBLH-TWO-B-W-photographs-circa-162965468567.html#&gid=1&pid=2
7. https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1927/1927%20-%200423.html?search=Alfred%20Cyril%20Bentley


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Jun-2018 20:46 Dr. John Smith Added
14-Jun-2018 21:09 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
14-Jun-2018 21:10 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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