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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 210407
Last updated: 1 December 2021
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Date:03-SEP-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:30 Squadron Royal Air Force (30 Sqn RAF)
Registration: J9489
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Aqrah, Dohuk Governorate, Iraqi Kurdistan -   Iraq
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Mosul, Iraq
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Westland Wapiti IIA J9489, 30 Squadron, RAF Mosul: Written off (destroyed) 3/9/30 in mid air collision with another Westland Wapiti (J9623, also of 30 Squadron, RAF Mosul) at 4000 feet, near Aqrah, Dohuk Governorate, Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq (at approximate Coordinates: 3644′29″N 4353′36″E). Both aircraft had a crew of two:

L.A/C James Cooper killed
Flying Officer Charles Peter Hanlon (pilot) injured [died 25.12.30 of injuries sustained)
L.A/C Thomas Walter Kent injured
Flying Officer Hugh Lindsay McCulloch (pilot) unhurt

However, it is not clear which crew member was in which aircraft. All that was reported is this:

"COOPER, James, LAC (15529) - Killed 3 September 1930 near Aqra, Iraq, in collision of two Wapiti aircraft of No.30 (Bomber) Squadron; his pilot (Flt Lt Hugh Lindsay McCulloch) uninjured. Pilot of second machine (Flying Officer Charles Peter Hanlon) slightly injured, and passenger in second machine (358748 LAC Thomas Walter Kent) seriously injured. Hanlon nevertheless died 26 December 1930."

Sources:

1. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Accf1939.htm
2. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?17427-RAF-Fatalities-1930
3. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?314-RAF-officer-deaths-1-1-29-3-9-39
4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aqrah
5. http://www.orpheusweb.co.uk/vicsmith/OldAccs/Sep30.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-May-2018 16:11 Dr. John Smith Added
09-Oct-2018 04:55 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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