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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 212168
Last updated: 13 June 2019
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Date:16-MAY-1927
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic A504 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro 504N
Owner/operator:5 FTS Royal Air Force (5 FTS RAF)
Registration: H255
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near RAF Sealand, Queens Ferry, Flintshire, Wales. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Sealand, Flintshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Avro 504N H255, 5 FTS, RAF Sealand: Written off (destroyed) 16/5/1927 when spun into the ground, at RAF Sealand, Queens Ferry, Flintshire. Pilot and sole occupant - Pilot Officer Arthur George Mace (aged 21) - 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, Pilot Officer Arthur George Mace was killed on May 16 at Sealand, Queen's Ferry, Chester, when flying an Avro of the No. 5 Flying Training School, Sealand."

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 21:35 Dr. John Smith Added
23-Nov-2018 16:56 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]

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