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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 218587
Last updated: 28 April 2019
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Date:29-MAR-1915
Time:day
Type:Maurice Farman MF.20
Owner/operator:CFS RFC
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Upavon, Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RFC Upavon, Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire
Destination airport:RFC Upavon, Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire
Narrative:
29.3.15: Maurice Farman MF.20, Central Flying School, Royal Flying Corps, Upavon. Written off (destroyed) when Side slipped and crashed on approach to RFC Upavon, Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire. Of the two crew, one - 2nd Lt John Ollis Mullins (aged 23) - was killed, and the other - Flt Sub-Lt Philip Charles Vere Perry, RNAS - was injured. According to a contemporary report in Flight magazine (April 9 1915 page 254 - see link #2)

"Fatal Accident at Upavon.
IT is with great regret that we have to record a fatal accident on March 29th at the Central Flying School by which Sec. Lieut. J. O. Mullins lost his life. At the inquest, Capt. Brock, R.F.C., said that the deceased, with an instructor (Sub Lieut. Perry, R.N.), were about 100 feet up in a Maurice Farman machine, when he saw it sideslip, and both crash to the ground. His opinion was that the deceased attempted to turn before gaining a proper flying speed. A verdict of " Accidental death " was returned.

Sub-Lieut. Perry, who was still unconscious at the time of the inquest, but was stated to be recovering, sustained a broken shoulder."

Sources:

1. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1916.htm
2. Flight magazine (April 9 1915 page 254): https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1915/1915%20-%200254.html?search=John%20Ollis%20Mullins
3. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/388173/mullins,-john-ollis/
4. http://history.hampsteadparishchurch.org.uk/mon_info/war_wm_058.php
5. http://communityatwar.org.uk/soldiers/john-ollis-mullins/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
26-Nov-2018 16:10 Dr.John Smith Added
23-Jan-2019 09:08 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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