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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 212265
Last updated: 19 February 2020
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Type:Airco DH.9A
Owner/operator:RAF College Cranwell
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Hill Top Farm, The Heath, Leadenham, Lincolnshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Cranwell, Sleaford, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
Airco D.H.9A, RAF Cadet College, Cranwell: Written off (damaged beyond repair) 9/9/1927 when spun into the ground, near North Hill Top Farm, The Heath, Leadenham, North Kesteven, Lincolnshire. (11 miles (18 km) north from Grantham, on the A607 between Welbourn and Fulbeck, and at the southern edge of the Lincoln Cliff at approximate co ordinates 53.0589N 0.5816W).

Pilot and sole occupant - Flight Cadet Robert Spencer Beddall (aged 19) died 10/9/27 (next day) of injuries sustained. According to a contemporary report in "Flight" magazine (September 29, 1927 page 689 - see link #2):

"Royal Air Force Flying Accident

THE Air Ministry regrets to announce that as the result of an accident at Leadenham to a D.H.9A machine of The Royal Air Force Cadet College, Cranwell, on September 9, Flight-Cadet Robert Spencer Beddall, the pilot and sole occupant of the aircraft was seriously injured and died in hospital on September 10."



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15-Jun-2018 22:17 Dr. John Smith Added

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