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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 212169
Last updated: 28 August 2019
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Date:16-MAY-1927
Time:day
Type:Gloster Gamecock Mk I
Owner/operator:32 Squadron Royal Air Force (32 Sqn RAF)
Registration: J8043
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Kenley, Whyteleafe, Surrey -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Kenley, Whyteleafe, Surrey
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Gloster Gamecock Mk.I J8043, 32 Squadron, RAF Kenley: Written off (destroyed) 16/5/1927 in a low level collision with another Gloster Gamecock Mk.I of 32 Squadron (J8042) after formation take-off from RAF Kenley, Whyteleafe, Surrey. Pilot and sole occupant - Pilot Officer Arthur Leslie Holden (aged 21) - was killed. P/O Griffiths in Gamecock J8043 was unhurt, and that aircraft landed safely back at RAF Kenley. 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 Leslie Holden was severely injured and died later after crashing at Kenley, Surrey, in a Gamecock machine of the No. 32 Squadron, Kenley."

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 21:47 Dr. John Smith Added
10-Nov-2018 07:00 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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