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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 206341
Last updated: 28 November 2021
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Date:23-APR-1930
Time:06:55 LT
Type:Fairey IIIF
Owner/operator:47 Squadron Royal Air Force (47 Sqn RAF)
Registration: S1201
MSN: F.926
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Heliopolis, Almaza, North East of Cairo -   Egypt
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Khartoum, Sudan
Destination airport:RAF Heliopolis, Egypt
Narrative:
Fairey IIIF S1201, 47 Squadron, RAF Khartoum, Sudan: Written off (damaged beyond repair) 23.4.30 when stalled after engine failure, Heliopolis, Almaza, north east of Cairo, Egypt. Both crew on board were killed:

Pilot Officer Francis Slade Barron (pilot, aged 26)
AC.1 Cyril Fred Davis (passenger, aged 22)

The "Western Morning News" of 25.4.30 reported that Barron and Davis were killed in an accident involving a Fairey IIIF of 47 Squadron. The "Portsmouth Evening News" of 23.4.30 reported that the aircraft crashed at Heliopolis at 6.55 a.m., local time.

Sources:

1. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Accf1939.htm
2. http://www.rafcommands.com/galleries/MEAF/Crashes/Fairey-IIIF-S1201-Crash/Fairey-IIIF-S1201-Crashed-1201
3. http://images.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://www.rafcommands.com/galleries/var/resizes/MEAF/Crashes/Fairey-IIIF-S1201-Crash/Fairey-IIIF-S1201-Crashed-1202.JPG?m%3D1419052832&imgrefurl=http://www.rafcommands.com/galleries/MEAF/Crashes/Fairey-IIIF-S1201-Crash/Fairey-IIIF-S1201-Crashed-1202&docid=2TjI320-6lGXiM&tbnid=0A0sSUYeVjztZM:&vet=1&w=549&h=365&itg=1&source=sh/x/im
4. http://images.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://www.rafcommands.com/galleries/var/resizes/MEAF/Crashes/Fairey-IIIF-S1201-Crash/Fairey-IIIF-S1201-Crashed-1203.JPG?m%3D1419052832&imgrefurl=http://www.rafcommands.com/galleries/photos/1011&docid=TnzJjavy6FLFUM&tbnid=xeG7_6UFA1HZSM:&vet=1&w=547&h=366&itg=1&source=sh/x/im
5. https://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?58965-Napier-Lion-in-Sahara&p=946327#post946327
6. http://www.orpheusweb.co.uk/vicsmith/OldAccs/Apr30.html
7. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/33685/page/706/data.pdf
8. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?21675-CAIRO-NEW-BRITISH-PROTESTANT-CEMETERY-Non-World-War-Dead&p=126750&styleid=3
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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Feb-2018 18:49 Dr. John Smith Added
03-May-2018 12:52 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Location, Source, Narrative]
10-Nov-2018 07:08 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]

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