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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 212250
Last updated: 15 August 2019
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Date:18-JUL-1927
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic BFIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bristol F.2b
Owner/operator:13 Sqn RAF
Registration: J7671
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Camberley, Surrey -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Andover, Hampshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Bristol Fighter II J7671, 13 Squadron, RAF Andover, Hampshire: Written off (destroyed) 18/7/1927 when crashed in flames, Camberley, Surrey. Both crew were killed:

Pilot Officer William Horace Shorter (pilot, aged 25) killed
AC.1 Leslie Rogers (passenger, Service Number 362994, aged 20) killed

According to a contemporary report in "Flight" magazine (July 28, 1927 page 521 - see link #3)

"Royal Air Force Flying Accidents
THE Air Ministry regrets to announce that as the result of an accident at Camberley to a Bristol Fighter machine of No. 13 (Army Co-operation) Squadron, Andover, on July 18, Pilot-Officer William Horace Shorter, the pilot of the aircraft, and No. 362994, AC.1 Leslie Rogers, were killed".

Sources:

1. The Illustrated London News July 23, 1927
2. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1929.htm
3. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?17307-RAF-fatalities-1927
4. https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1927/1927%20-%200569.html?search=William%20Horace%20Shorter


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-Jun-2018 19:55 Dr. John Smith Added
01-Nov-2018 16:04 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
02-Feb-2019 18:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type]

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