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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 189682
Last updated: 26 November 2021
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Date:07-AUG-1931
Time:night
Type:Armstrong Whitworth Siskin Mk IIIA
Owner/operator:41 Sqn RAF
Registration:
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Hawkinge, Folkestone, Kent, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:RAF Northolt, South Ruislip, Middlesex
Destination airport:RAF Hawkinge, Folkestone, Kent
Narrative:
Armstrong Whitworth Siskin Mk.IIIA, 41 Squadron, RAF Northolt: Written off (destroyed) 7/8/31 when crashed on night landing and caught fire at RAF Hawkinge, Folkestone, Kent. Pilot - Pilot Officer Denis George Vaughan-Fowler (aged 21) - was killed.

He had taken off to perform aerobatics at a searchlight military tattoo at Folkestone. He had flown 234 hours solo and five hours at night. “Shortly after he had taken off he returned and gave the emergency landing signal. The witness [Flight Lieutenant A, Leach, MC] thought that he had probably returned because he had encountered low cloud near the tattoo ground.”

Sources:

1. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1934.htm
2. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?17512-RAF-Fatalities-1931
3. https://www.haileybury.com/honour/OTHERS%20LOST%201914%20-%2039.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Aug-2016 16:53 TB Added
09-Feb-2017 01:29 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Narrative]
19-Apr-2018 23:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Source]
19-Apr-2018 23:26 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
19-Apr-2018 23:27 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location]
01-Nov-2018 16:20 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]

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