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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 68541
Last updated: 2 December 2021
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Date:05-MAY-1936
Time:day
Type:Bristol Bulldog Mk IIA
Owner/operator:111 (Treble One) Squadron Royal Air Force (111 (Treble One) Sqn RAF)
Registration: K1683
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:River Nene, near Sutton Bridge, Linolnshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Northolt, Middlesex
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Britsol Bulldog Mk.IIA K1683, 111 (Treble One) Sqaudron, RAF: Written off (damaged beyond repair) 5.5.36: Stalled on weather test, flew into the River Nene near Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire, in mist while recovering. The sole Crew: Acting Pilot Office John William Henry Radice (pilot) RAF - was killed. According to the official Air Ministry announcement in "Flight" magazine (May 14, 1936 page 517 - see link #4):

"FLYING ACCIDENTS
The .Ministry also regrets to announce that Acting Pilot Officer John William Henry Radice lost his life in an accident which occurred near Sutton Bridge on May 5 to an aircraft of No. 111 (Fighter) Squadron, Sutton Bridge. Acting Pilot Officer Radice was the pilot and sole occupant".

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft K1000-K9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain. 1976 page 9)
2. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1937.htm
3. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?314-RAF-officer-deaths-1-1-29-3-9-39&styleid=3
4. https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1936/1936%20-%201252.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Oct-2009 10:26 JINX Added
07-Oct-2009 01:00 JINX Updated
21-Jun-2013 11:18 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]
12-Jul-2013 08:13 JINX Updated [Operator, Source]
04-Aug-2013 13:11 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]
06-Aug-2013 04:09 JINX Updated [Operator, Narrative]
03-Jun-2015 07:32 QQ3 Updated [Operator, Narrative]
13-Nov-2017 23:53 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Apr-2018 14:18 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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