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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 209224
Last updated: 24 November 2021
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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: K1259
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lachi, near RAF Kohat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province -   Pakistan
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Kohat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, India
Destination airport:
westland Wapiti Mk.IIA K1259, 27 Squadron, RAF Kohat: Written off (destroyed) when spun into the ground after collision with a towed drogue, at Lachi, near Kohat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, India. Both crew were killed:

Sgt Jack Norman Bushnell killed
LAC George Oswald Carr (aged 25) killed

According to the following official Air Ministry announcement in "Flight" magazine (November 4, 1937 page 453 - see link #3)

Flying Accidents:-
THE Air Ministry regrets to announce that Sgt. Jack Norman Bushnell and L.A/C George Oswald Carr lost their lives in an accident which occurred at Lachi, near Kohat, on October 25, to an aircraft of No. 27 (Bomber) Squadron, Kohat, India."


1. Royal Air Force Aircraft K1000-K9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1976 page 6)

Revision history:

14-Apr-2018 00:02 Dr. John Smith Added
10-Nov-2018 18:29 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]
27-Jul-2020 14:19 Cobar Updated [Date, Country]

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