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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 195874
Last updated: 29 November 2021
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Type:Airspeed Oxford Mk I
Owner/operator:9 FTS Royal Air Force (9 FTS RAF)
Registration: L4571
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near RAF Hullavington, Chippenham, Wiltshire, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Hullavington, Wiltshire
Destination airport:RAF Hullavington
Airspeed Oxford Mk.I L4571, 9 FTS, RAF: Written off (damaged beyond repair) 18.9.1939. The pilot was completing a solo training exercise when he lost control of the aircraft, and dove into the ground. The aircraft crashed into a wooded area located near RAF Hullavington, Chippenham, Wiltshire. The pilot was killed.

Crew: Pilot Officer Richard Bowyer (service number 72981, aged 27, killed).

According to a Brass tablet on wall in St John the Baptist Church, North Baddersely, Hampshire:

"In proud remembrance of Pilot Officer Richard Bowyer R.A.F. only & beloved son of Alderman and Mrs Percy Vincent Bowyer. Born 9 June 1912. Killed on active service 18 September 1939. He lies in the Garden of God in which this His House stands"


1. Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-N9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain)

Revision history:

02-Jun-2017 21:06 Dr. John Smith Added
21-Apr-2018 22:33 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
06-Dec-2018 17:29 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]
21-Mar-2019 19:03 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
02-Nov-2019 18:39 Anon. Updated [Operator, Operator]

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