ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 162106
Last updated: 22 October 2021
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Date:22-APR-1918
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPUP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sopwith Pup
Owner/operator:28 Squadron Royal Air Force (28 Sqn RAF)
Registration: B5943
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
Narrative:
The aircraft from 28 (Training Squadron) was over Sutton Park during a training flight. The pilots was trying to attack a target on the ground when the pilot lost control and dove into the ground. The pilot - Sgt Henry Joseph Birtles (Service Number 100042, aged 22) - was killed in the accident

He was the son of Mr R V Young, 33 Phayre Road, Quetta, India. Both of his parents were dead and his guardian was John Henry Martin, of Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent.

Sources:

1. http://www.aviationarchaeology.org.uk/marg/crashes1918.htm
2. http://www.mowcop.info/htm/people/heroes/hjbirtles.htm
3. https://www.fold3.com/page/642690817_henry_joseph_birtles/
4. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2746991/birtles,-henry-joseph/
5. http://birminghamz.blogspot.co.uk/2010/04/military-sutton.html
6. https://www.airfieldresearchgroup.org.uk/forum/airfield-discussion/5238-sutton-park-crashes


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Nov-2013 13:40 ryan Added
14-Feb-2017 17:04 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
14-Nov-2018 14:53 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
09-Feb-2019 00:58 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description