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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 202296
Last updated: 30 November 2021
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Date:04-JUN-1930
Time:day
Type:Bristol Bulldog Mk IIA
Owner/operator:Bristol Aeroplane Co Ltd
Registration: G-ABAC
MSN: 7399
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Filton Aerdrome, Filton, Bristol, Gloucestershire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Filton Aerodrome, Filton, Bristol, Gloucestershire
Destination airport:Filton Aerodrome, Filton, Bristol, Gloucestershire
Narrative:
First registered (C of R 2632) as G-ABAC on 30.5.30 to the Bristol aeroplane Co Ltd., Filton, Bristol, Gloucestershire. Retained by Bristol Aeroplane Co for use as sales, demonstration and test flying. Used as the Bristol Mercury III engine test bed, and flown on occasions in the "Class B" markings as "R-1". Flown in January 1930 with a four bladed airscrew. Later (by May 1930) fitted with a Gnome-Rhone Jupiter VI engine and a two bladed airscrew.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 4.6.30 when crashed near Filton Aerdrome, Filton, Bristol, Gloucestershire. Pilot abandoned the aircraft in flight and bailed out, parachuting to safety; engine failure attributed as the cause.

Registration G-ABAC cancelled by the Air Ministry 2.12.30 due to "destruction or permanent withdrawl from use of aircraft". Replaced by another Bulldog, G-ABBB (c/no 7446) which ended up in the RAF Museum

Sources:

1. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/15-aeroplanes/76-register-gb-g-ab
2. https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-ABAC.pdf
3. http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C6576634
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A2.htmll
5. Kites, Birds & Stuff - Bristol Aircraft, By P. D. Stemp (page 65)
6. http://www.aviation-links.co.uk/Gloucestershire%20Aircraft%20Accidents.pdf
7. http://www.orpheusweb.co.uk/vicsmith/OldAccs/Jun30.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Nov-2017 19:52 Dr. John Smith Added
01-Dec-2017 10:29 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Aircraft type]

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