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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 206924
 
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Date:07-JAN-1936
Time:day
Type:Fairey IIIF
Owner/operator:822 Squadron FAA Royal Air Force (822 Sqn FAA RAF)
Registration: S1400
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:English Channel, off the Isle of Wight -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:HMS Furious, English Channel
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
Fairey IIIF S1400, "918" of 822 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm, aboard the aircraft carrier HMS Furious. Written off 7/1/36 when crashed into the sea, in the English Channel, off the Isle of Wight. both crew killed:

Flying Officer Philip Herbert Agard-Butler (aged 22)
Telegraphist John Adair Hunter, P/J 112421

According to contemporary newspaper reports ("Portsmouth Evening News" for 9th, 10th, 13th and 17th January 1936) the body of John Adair Hunter "was washed ashore opposite Craigweil House, Bognor Regis, on Wednesday night" (9/1/36)

Sources:

1. Portsmouth Evening News 9th, 10th, 13th and 17th January 1936
2. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1937.htm
3. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?314-RAF-officer-deaths-1-1-29-3-9-39
4. http://www.worldwar1atsea.net/xDKCas1936.htm
5. http://wight.hampshireairfields.co.uk/iowc.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Mar-2018 18:51 Dr. John Smith Added
06-Apr-2018 01:22 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
06-Apr-2018 01:27 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
02-Nov-2018 19:51 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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