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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 209624
Last updated: 22 November 2021
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Date:30-SEP-1931
Time:day
Type:Bristol Bulldog IIA
Owner/operator:23 Squadron Royal Air Force (23 Sqn RAF)
Registration: K1674
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Coulsdon Common, Caterham, Surrey -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Kenley, Whyteleafe, Surrey
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Bristol Bulldog Mk.IIA K1674, 23 Squadron, RAF Kenley, Whyteleafe, Surrey: Written off (destroyed) 30/9/31 when went out of control and failed to recover from a spin. It was reported at the time that "The pilot might have been climbing too steeply". Aircraft impacted into the ground at Coulsdon Common, Caterham, Surrey. The pilot - Pilot Officer Noel Arthur Ireland (aged 21) - was killed

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft K1000-K9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1976 page 9)
2. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1934.htm
3. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?17512-RAF-Fatalities-1931
4. http://www.worldnavalships.com/directory/aircrewprofile.php?AircrewID=11746
5. https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/things-to-do/green-spaces/city-commons/coulsdon-common/Pages/default.aspx
6. 23 Squadron RAF ORB (Air Ministry Form 540) 01/06/1925-30/09/1939: http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D8409611


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
20-Apr-2018 18:22 Dr. John Smith Added
20-Apr-2018 18:22 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
06-Oct-2018 05:49 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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