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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 207780
Last updated: 21 March 2019
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Date:22-OCT-1938
Time:day
Type:Vickers Vincent
Owner/operator:8 Sqn Royal Air Force (8 Sqn RAF)
Registration: K4129
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Khormaksar, Aden -   Yemen
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Khormaksar, Aden
Destination airport:RAF Khormaksar, Aden
Narrative:
Vickers Vincent K4129, 8 Sqn, RAF Khormaksar: Written off (destroyed) 22/10/38 when stalled and spun out of control on approach to RAF Khormaksar, Aden. Both crew killed:

Pilot Officer Roy Stamford Chill (pilot, aged 23) killed
LAC Leslie Vernon Wilton (aged 22) killed

According to the official Air Ministry announcement in "Flight" magazine (November 10, 1938 page 430 - see link #3):

"FLYING ACCIDENTS

THE Air Ministry regrets to announce the following accidents:
P/O Roy Stamford Chill (pilot) and L.A/C. Leslie Vernon Wilton lost their lives in an accident which occurred at Khormaksar, on October 22, to an aircraft of No. 8 (Bomber) Squadron, Khormaksar, Aden."

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft K1000-K9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1973 page 30)
2. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Accf1939.htm
3. https://www.flightglobal.com/FlightPDFArchive/1938/1938%20-%203172.PDF
4. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?314-RAF-officer-deaths-1-1-29-3-9-39


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Mar-2018 00:26 Dr. John Smith Added
10-Nov-2018 18:42 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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