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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 154097
Last updated: 28 November 2021
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Date:05-JUN-1930
Time:
Type:Fairey IIID
Owner/operator:202 Squadron Royal Air Force (202 Sqn RAF)
Registration: S1078
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mediteranean sea, off Birzebbuga -   Malta
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Kalafrana, Malta
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Fairey IIID S1078 of 202 Squadron, RAF: Written off (destroyed) 5.6.30 when aircraft spun into the sea from 3,000 feet, and crashed off Birzebbuga, Malta, with two fatalities (both crew killed):

Flying Officer Reginald Frederick Francis (pilot, aged 31)
LAC Charles Drewery Harris (air observer, aged 23)

Sources:

1. http://www.orpheusweb.co.uk/vicsmith/OldAccs/Jun30.html
2. http://www.aviationinmalta.com/MilitaryAviation/AccidentsMilitary/19301939/tabid/648/language/en-US/Default.aspx
3. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Accf1939.htm
4. https://www.militaryimages.net/media/reginald-frederick-francis.98118/
5. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?17427-RAF-Fatalities-1930
6. http://www.worldnavalships.com/directory/aircrewprofile.php?AircrewID=11705
7. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-fairey-iiid-birzebbuga-2-killed
8. http://www.orpheusweb.co.uk/vicsmith/OldAccs/Jun30.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Mar-2013 22:13 Dr. John Smith Added
04-Apr-2013 13:43 Nepa Updated [Operator]
03-Aug-2013 23:02 JINX Updated [Operator, Narrative]
12-Feb-2015 14:38 SIS07 Updated [Operator, Departure airport]
19-Feb-2018 20:05 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
19-Feb-2018 20:06 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]

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