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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 212285
Last updated: 27 April 2019
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Date:17-JAN-1928
Time:day
Type:Hawker Woodcock Mk II
Owner/operator:17 Squadron Royal Air Force (17 Sqn RAF)
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Tidworth, near RAF Upavon, Wiltshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Upavon, Wiltshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Hawker Woodcock Mk.II, 17 Squadron, RAF Upavon: Written off (destroyed) 17/1/1928 when wing collapsed when the aircraft was engaged in a loop, over RAF Upavon, Wiltshire. Aircraft went out of control and dived into the ground at Tidworth. Pilot and sole occupant - Pilot Officer Guy Stevenson (aged 21) - was killed

According to the following contemporary report in "Flight" magazine (February 9, 1928 page 88 - see link #2)

"Royal Air Force Flying Accidents

THE Air Ministry regrets to announce that as the result of an accident at Tidworth to a Woodcock machine of No. 17 (Bombing) Squadron, Upavon, on January 17, Pilot Officer Guy Stevenson, the pilot and sole occupant of the aircraft, was killed."

Sources:

1. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1929.htm
2. https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1928/1928%20-%200100.html?search=Guy%20Stevenson
3. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?17344-RAF-fatalities-1928


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
16-Jun-2018 23:14 Dr. John Smith Added
16-Jun-2018 23:14 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
01-Nov-2018 16:08 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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