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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 212319
Last updated: 15 July 2019
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Date:26-APR-1928
Time:day
Type:Armstrong Whitworth Siskin Mk IIIA
Owner/operator:RAF College Cranwell
Registration: J8956
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Cranwell, Cranwell, Sleaford, Lincolnshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Cranwell, Sleaford, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:RAF Cranwell, Sleaford, Lincolnshire
Narrative:
Armstrong Whitworth Siskin Mk.IIIA J8956, RAF Cadet College, Cranwell: Written off (destroyed) 26/4/1928 when stalled due to engine failure, and dived into the ground on approach at RAF Cranwell, Sleaford, Lincolnshire. Aircraft caught fire on impact, and was burnt out. Pilot and sole occupant - Flight Cadet Peter Anthony Meakin (aged 21) died 27.4.28 (next day) of injuries sustained. According to a contemporary report in "Flight" magazine (May 3, 1928 page 311 - see link #5)

"Royal Air Force Flying Accidents
THE Air Ministry regrets to announce that as the result of an accident at Cranwell to a Siskin machine of the Royal Air Force Cadet College, Cranwell, on April 26, Flight-Cadet Peter Anthony Meakin, the pilot and sole occupant of the aircraft, sustained injuries from which he died in hospital on the following day."

Sources:

1. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1929.htm
2. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?17344-RAF-fatalities-1928
3. http://www.bcar.org.uk/1920s-incident-logs#1928
4. http://www.interment.net/data/eng/lincoln/st_andrew/index.htm
5. https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1928/1928%20-%200347.html?search=Peter%20Anthony%20Meakin


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Jun-2018 14:55 Dr. John Smith Added
19-Jun-2018 22:29 Dr. John Smith Updated [Other fatalities]

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