Mid-air collision Accident Avro 504N J8981,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 173751
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Date:Wednesday 8 January 1930
Type:Silhouette image of generic A504 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Avro 504N
Owner/operator:4 FTS RAF
Registration: J8981
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:near RAF Abu Sueir, Ismailia -   Egypt
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Abu Sueir
Destination airport:RAF Abu Suier
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Avro 504N J8981 of No. 4 Flying Training School RAF collided in flight near RAF Abu Sueir, Egypt, with Avro 504N J8716 of the same unit. All four occupants of the two aircraft were killed.

The pilot/instructor in J8981 was Flying-Officer Charles Edson Galpin RAF, from Wanganui, New Zealand.
The pupil was either Corporal W.M.Chilman RAF or Leading Aircraftman L.V. Green RAF. One was in Avro 504N J8981, and one was in Avro 504N J8716...although it is not clear which pupil was in which aircraft.

The pilot/instructor of Avro 504N J8716 was Flt Lt Richard Samuel Greenslade (aged 35) who was also killed



1. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Accf1939.htm
2. http://www.worldnavalships.com/directory/aircrewprofile.php?AircrewID=11708
3. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?17427-RAF-Fatalities-1930&styleid=3
4. http://www.orpheusweb.co.uk/vicsmith/OldAccs/Jan30.html

Revision history:

12-Feb-2015 02:28 angels one five Added
12-Feb-2015 02:33 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
03-May-2018 12:44 Dr. John Smith Updated [Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
02-Dec-2018 20:29 Nepa Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Operator]
14-Jan-2019 18:23 Sergey L. Updated [Narrative]

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