Accident Sopwith Camel C8318, 24 Jan 1919
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 228582
 
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Date:24-JAN-1919
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAML model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Sopwith Camel
Owner/operator:3 FS Royal Air Force (3 FS RAF)
Registration: C8318
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sedgeford, Norfolk -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
Collision in the air with another aircraft. The Camel (No.3 Fighting School, Royal Air Force), piloted by an experienced instructor with a distinguished record as a fighter pilot in the World War just recently ended ( 19 air victories ), dived into the ground and was destroyed. There was no fire.

Captain Cecil Frederick King MC, DFC killed in a flying accident.
R.I.P.
Cecil King is buried at Docking ( St Mary the Virgin ) Cemetery.

Sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cecil_Frederick_King


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
29-Aug-2019 00:16 angels one five Added
24-Sep-2019 13:22 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Phase, Narrative]

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