Accident Gloster Gauntlet Mk II K7885,
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Date:Monday 17 July 1939
Type:Gloster Gauntlet Mk II
Owner/operator:102 MU RAF
Registration: K7885
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:2 miles SE of Abu Sueir, Ismailia -   Egypt
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Abu Sueir, Ismailia, Egypt
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Gloster Gauntlet Mk.II K7885, 102 MU RAF Abu Sueir, Ismalia, Egypt: Written off (destroyed) 17/7/39 when Aileron rod failed, and aircraft dived into ground two miles south east of Abu Suier. Pilot - Flying Officer George William de Vinchelez Le Suer RAF- killed. According to the official Air Ministry announcement in "Flight" magazine (July 20, 1939 page 67 - see link #2):

F/O George William de Vinchelez Le Sueur (flying solo) lost his life in an accident which occurred near Abu Sueir, Egypt, on July 17"


1. Air-Britain The K File The RAF of the 1930s

Revision history:

12-Oct-2009 15:39 JINX Added
14-Jun-2013 17:50 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]
18-Jul-2013 05:00 JINX Updated [Operator, Source]
30-Mar-2018 00:42 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
30-Mar-2018 00:43 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
27-Oct-2018 20:43 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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