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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 68514
Last updated: 30 November 2021
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Date:12-JUN-1930
Time:day
Type:Bristol Bulldog Mk IIA
Owner/operator:3 Sqn Royal Air Force (3 Sqn RAF)
Registration: K1091
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Chisenbury Down, Enford, near RAF Upavon, Wiltshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Upavon, Wiltshire
Destination airport:RAF Upavon, Wiltshire
Narrative:
O’MEARA, Frederick Ernest, Sergeant (335796) was killed on 12 June 1930 at Chisenbury Down, Enford, near RAF Upavon, Wiltshire, when his Hawker Horsley (J8005) of No.100 (Bomber) Squadron collided with Bulldog K1091 of No.3 Squadron piloted by Pilot Officer Lord Malcolm Avondale Douglas-Hamilton (survived); possible rehearsal for a mock dogfight between a Horsley and a Bulldog at an RAF Display.

O’Meara’s passenger (359791 LAC William Hagan) also in Horsley J8005, was uninjured. The incident may have brought about the end of Lord Malcolm Avondale Douglas-Hamilton's RAF career; he certainly had left the RAF by the end of 1932 (see link #4). K1091 was destroyed, and was struck off charge the next day (13 June 1930)

The reported crash location of Enford is a village and civil parish in Wiltshire, England, in the northeast of Salisbury Plain. The village lies 10 miles (16 km) southeast of Devizes and 14 miles (23 km) north of Salisbury. The parish includes nine small settlements along both banks of the headwaters of the River Avon. Besides Enford, these are Compton, Coombe, East Chisenbury, Fifield, Littlecott, Longstreet, New Town and West Chisenbury.

Sources:

1. The K File - The RAF of the 1930s (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1995 p 147)
2. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?17427-RAF-Fatalities-1930
3. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1934.htm
4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord_Malcolm_Douglas-Hamilton#Career_in_aviation
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enford


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Oct-2009 03:03 JINX Added
27-Jan-2012 13:02 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Source]
12-Jul-2013 08:15 JINX Updated [Operator, Location, Source]
12-Feb-2015 14:39 SIS07 Updated [Operator, Location]
09-Feb-2017 00:57 Dr.John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Narrative]
09-Feb-2017 01:04 Dr.John Smith Updated [Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
15-Apr-2018 19:09 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
15-Apr-2018 19:10 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
31-Oct-2019 21:40 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]

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