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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 212297
Last updated: 28 April 2019
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Date:08-FEB-1928
Time:day
Type:Gloster Gamecock Mk I
Owner/operator:43 Squadron Royal Air Force (43 Sqn RAF)
Registration: J7919
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Emsworth, Hampshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Tangmere, Chichester, West Sussex
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Gloster Gamecock Mk.I J7919, 43 Squadron, RAF Tangmere: Written off (destroyed) 8/2/1928 when flew into the ground in misty conditions, near Emsworth, Hampshire. Pilot and sole occupant - Pilot Officer Peter John Basil Chalmers (aged 20) - was killed. According to a contemporary report in "Flight" magazine (February 23, 1928 page 118 - see link #3):

Royal Air Force Flying Accidents
THE Air Ministry regrets to announce that as the result of an accident near Emsworth, Hants, to a Gamecock machine of No. 43 (Fighter) Squadron, Tangmere, on February 8, Pilot Officer Peter John Basil Chalmers, 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?17344-RAF-fatalities-1928
3. https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1928/1928%20-%200138.html?search=Peter%20John%20Basil%20Chalmers


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Jun-2018 19:50 Dr. John Smith Added
17-Jun-2018 19:50 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
10-Nov-2018 07:02 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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