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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 209224
Last updated: 24 November 2021
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Date:25-OCT-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: K1259
MSN:
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
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Kohat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, India
Destination airport:
Narrative:
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."

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft K1000-K9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1976 page 6)
2. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Accf1939.htm
3. https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1937/1937%20-%203051.html
4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lachi,_Pakistan


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
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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