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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 211873
Last updated: 5 December 2019
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Date:02-FEB-1927
Time:day
Type:Hawker Woodcock Mk II
Owner/operator:3 Sqn Royal Air Force (3 Sqn RAF)
Registration: J7736
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Upavon, Wiltshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Upavon, Wiltshire
Destination airport:RAF Upavon
Narrative:
Hawker Woodcock Mk.II J7736, 3 Squadron, RAF Upavon: Written off (damaged beyond repair) 2/2/1927 when stalled and dived into the ground from 400 feet upon approach, RAF Upavon, Wiltshire. Pilot and sole occupant - Pilot Officer Gomer Flower Lewis (aged 19) - was killed. According to a contemporary report in "Flight" magazine (February 10, 1927 page 77 - see link #3)

"Royal Air Force Flying Accidents
As the result of an accident at Upavon to a Woodcock aeroplane of No. 3 Squadron, on February 2, Pilot Officer Gomer Flower Lewis, the pilot and sole occupant of the aircraft, was killed".

Hawker Woodcock Mk.II J7783 was order as a replacement aircraft.

Sources:

1. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1929.htm
2. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?17307-RAF-fatalities-1927
3. https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1927/1927%20-%200089.html?search=Gomer%20Flower%20Lewis


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Jun-2018 21:03 Dr. John Smith Added
09-Nov-2018 08:53 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Destination airport]

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