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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 206268
Last updated: 23 July 2020
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Date:24-FEB-1938
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic SWOR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairey Swordfish Mk I
Owner/operator:Gosport A Flt RAF
Registration: K5984
C/n / msn: F.2203
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sea off Spithead, Hampshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Gosport, Hampshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Fairey Swordfish Mk.I K5984, of A Flt RAF Gosport, written off (damaged beyond repair) in a collision with Swordfish K5974 during practice torpedo attack, off Spithead, Hampshire. Pilot of Swordfish K5984 - Pilot Officer John Robert Limmer "Bob" Edminson (aged 25) - was killed. Flying Officer Basil Barry Jupp unhurt, flying in Swordfish K5974. According to a contemporary report in "Flight" magazine (March 3, 1938 page 211 - see link #4):

"P/O John Robert Limmer Edminson is missing and believed drowned as the result of a collision in the air which occurred at sea off Spithead on February 24, between two aircraft of the R.A.F. Station, Gosport. P/O Edminson was the pilot and sole occupant of one aircraft. The occupants of the second aircraft were uninjured."

Sources:

1. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1939.htm
2. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/126963864
3. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?314-RAF-officer-deaths-1-1-29-3-9-39/page3
4. https://www.flightglobal.com/FlightPDFArchive/1938/1938%20-%200603.PDF


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Feb-2018 01:14 Dr. John Smith Added
10-Mar-2018 21:11 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
10-Mar-2018 21:11 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
30-May-2019 16:29 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]
27-Nov-2019 14:44 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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