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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 210363
Last updated: 24 November 2021
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Date:09-JUL-1930
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic wapi model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Westland Wapiti Mk IIA
Owner/operator:55 Squadron Royal Air Force (55 Sqn RAF)
Registration: J9625
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Hinaidi, near Baghdad -   Iraq
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Hinaidi, Baghdad, Iraq
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Westland Wapiti IIA J9625, 55 Squadron, RAF Hinaidi: Written off (destroyed) 9/7/30 in a ground collision with another taxiing aircraft (Westland Wapiti Mk.IIA J9636, also of 55 Squadron) on take-off, Hinaidi, near Baghdad, Iraq.

Sgt John Ritchie Gordon (Service Number 362338, aged 23) killed. He was the pilot of Wapiti J9625. His passenger and occupants of other machine (J9636) were uninjured.

Sources:

1. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Accf1939.htm
2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Hinaidi
3. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?17427-RAF-Fatalities-1930
4. 55 Squadron RAF ORB (Air Ministry Form 540) March 1921- December 1939: http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C2503152
5. http://www.orpheusweb.co.uk/vicsmith/OldAccs/Jul30.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-May-2018 17:33 Dr. John Smith Added
03-May-2018 17:34 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
10-Nov-2018 07:10 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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