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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 211873
Last updated: 19 September 2021
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Type:Hawker Woodcock Mk II
Owner/operator:3 Sqn Royal Air Force (3 Sqn RAF)
Registration: J7736
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Upavon, Wiltshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:RAF Upavon, Wiltshire
Destination airport:RAF Upavon
Hawker Woodcock Mk.II J7736, 3 Squadron, RAF Upavon: Written off (damaged beyond repair) 2/2/1927 when stalled and dived into the ground from 400 feet upon approach, RAF Upavon, Wiltshire. Pilot and sole occupant - Pilot Officer Gomer Flower Lewis (aged 19) - was killed. According to a contemporary report in "Flight" magazine (February 10, 1927 page 77 - see link #3)

"Royal Air Force Flying Accidents
As the result of an accident at Upavon to a Woodcock aeroplane of No. 3 Squadron, on February 2, Pilot Officer Gomer Flower Lewis, the pilot and sole occupant of the aircraft, was killed".

Hawker Woodcock Mk.II J7783 was order as a replacement aircraft.



Revision history:

04-Jun-2018 21:03 Dr. John Smith Added
09-Nov-2018 08:53 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Destination airport]

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