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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 68547
Last updated: 25 November 2021
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Type:Bristol Bulldog Mk IIA
Owner/operator:RAF College Cranwell
Registration: K1693
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:High Dyke Farm, Brauncewell, near Cranwell, Lincolnshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:RAF Cranwell, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
Bristol Bulldog Mk.IIA K1693, RAF College, Cranwell: Written off (destroyed) 17/10/35 when control lost during aerobatics, abandoned & spun into the ground at High Dyke Farm, Brauncewell, near Cranwell, Lincolnshire. Pilot - Pilot Officer Neville Fisher (aged 21) - was killed when baled out too low for parachute to deploy.

According to a contemporary report in "The Aeroplane", 23 October 1935:

“Evidence was taken that Mr. Fisher was a competent pilot. He learned to fly with the Cambridge University Air Squadron and had been at Cranwell for a few weeks. A bricklayer who saw the accident said that he first saw the machine at about 100 feet in a spin. He did not see the pilot jump. The body was found about 70 feet from the machine. A verdict of accidental death was returned.”


1. Air Britain The K File The RAF of the 1930s

Revision history:

06-Oct-2009 12:28 JINX Added
01-Mar-2018 17:56 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Apr-2018 00:37 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
28-Mar-2019 13:32 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]
17-Dec-2019 18:18 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
17-Dec-2019 18:34 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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