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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 212165
Last updated: 7 November 2019
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Date:13-MAY-1927
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic BFIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bristol F.2b
Owner/operator:RAF College Cranwell
Registration: F4940
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Henlow, Bedfordshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Cranwell, Sleaford, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:RAF Henlow, Bedfordshire
Narrative:
Bristol Fighter F4940, RAF College, Cranwell: Written off 13/5/1927 when stalled and nose dived into the ground while landing downwind, RAF Henlow, Bedfordshire. Pilot - and sole person on board - Flight Cadet Alfred Cyril Bentley (aged 20) - was killed. According to a contemporary report in "Flight" magazine (June 9, 1927 page 385 - see link #3)

"Royal Air Force Flying Accidents

THE Air Ministry regrets to announce that as the result of an accident at Henlow Aerodrome, Bedfordshire, to a Bristol Fighter of the Royal Air Force (Cadet) College, Cranwell, Flight Cadet Alfred Cyril Bentley, 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?17307-RAF-fatalities-1927
3. https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1927/1927%20-%200423.html?search=Alfred%20Cyril%20Bentley


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Jun-2018 21:06 Dr. John Smith Added
02-Feb-2019 18:18 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type]

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