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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 206916
 
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Date:22-JUL-1935
Time:day
Type:Vickers Vildebeest Mk III
Owner/operator:22 Squadron Royal Air Force (22 Sqn RAF)
Registration: S1708
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:River Forth, near Aberdour, off Burntisland, Fife -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Donibristle, Fife
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
Vickers Vildebeest Mk.I S1708, 22 Squadron, RAF Donibristle: Written off (destroyed) 22.7.35 when crashed into the River Forth, near Aberdourm off Burntisland, Fife. Both crew killed:

Pilot Officer Gerald Vincent Morse O'Reilly killed
A/C.2 Alexander John Hopkins killed

According to the official Air Ministry announcement in "Flight" magazine (July 25, 1935 page 103 - see link #3):

"FLYING ACCIDENT
The Air Ministry regrets to announce that P/O Gerald Vincent Morse O'Reilly and A/C.2 Alexander John Hopkins, the pilot and passenger of a " Vildebeest " aircraft of No. 22 (Bomber) Squadron, Donibristle, lost their lives in an accident which occurred near Aberdour on July 22."

Sources:

1. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1937.htm
2. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?314-RAF-officer-deaths-1-1-29-3-9-39/page4
3. https://www.flightglobal.com/FlightPDFArchive/1935/1935%20-2-%200117.PDF


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Mar-2018 17:14 Dr. John Smith Added
01-Mar-2018 17:15 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type]
05-Apr-2018 18:43 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
02-Nov-2018 19:50 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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