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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 247986
Last updated: 8 June 2021
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Date:19-FEB-1917
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic A504 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro 504
Owner/operator:23 Trg Sqn RFC
Registration: 7989
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Aboukir, Egypt -   Egypt
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Aboukir
Destination airport:Aboukir
Narrative:
Source 1 gives Operator as 67 Sqn attached to 22 Reserve Sqn. Reserve Squadrons became Training Squadrons on 13 Jan 1916, and 22 TS was a UK-based unit whereas 23 TS would fit with a location of Aboukir. 67 Sqn could equally refer to the aircraft or the crew. 67 Sqn was based at Ujret el Zol on the coast of Egypt with a mix of aircraft.

Failing engine with nosedive while under instruction.

Crew:
Lt A G Adams (killed)
Lt G C H Culley (injured)

Sources:

1. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/rfc/files/_cascards.txt
2. Air Britain: "RAF Flying Training and Support Units" (1997)
3. C G Jefford: "RAF Squadrons" 2nd Ed (2001)


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Feb-2021 16:56 Castleace Added
08-Jun-2021 21:00 Anon. Updated [Operator, Operator]

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