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Last updated: 15 November 2021
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Date:13-APR-1937
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic wapi model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Westland Wapiti Mk IIA
Owner/operator:27 Squadron Royal Air Force (27 Sqn RAF)
Registration: K1301
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near RAF Miramshah, Waziristan, North West Frontier -   India
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Miramshah, Waziristan, India
Destination airport:RAF Kohat, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, India
Narrative:
Westland Wapiti Mk,IIA, K1301: One of a batch of 56 Wapiti IIAs K1254-K1309, delivered between October 1930 and March 1931 under contract 21442/30, for Army co-operation duties in India. K1301 was delivered on 17/3/31 to the Packing Depot for shipment ex-UK to India, thence to Aircraft Depot Drigh Road, Karachi 28/5/31. With 60 Squadron by November 1936 coded "S" and later "T". Later to 27 Squadron but date not recorded. (Presumably early in 1937).

Engine lost power on take-off, swung and blew up, Miramshah 13/4/37, killing both crew:

Pilot Officer John Barrington Pascoe-Webb (Australian national, aged 22) killed
L/AC Raymond William Gibbs killed

According to the official Air Ministry Announcement in "Flight" magazine (April 22, 1937 page 390- see link #3)

"FLYING ACCIDENTS
The Air Ministry regrets to announce that P/O John Barrington Pascoe-VVebb and L.A/C. Raymond William Gibbs lost their lives in an accident which occurred near Miranshah, on April 13, to an aircraft of No. 27 (Bomber) Squadron, Kohat, India. P/O Pascoe-Webb was the pilot of the aircraft and L.A/C. Gibbs the passenger."

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft K1000-K9999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1976, page 7)
2. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Accf1939.htm
3. https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1937/1937%20-%201034.html
4. http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/04550.php


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Apr-2018 00:08 Dr. John Smith Added
10-Nov-2018 13:13 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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