Accident DeHavilland DH.14 Okapi J1938,
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Date:Friday 10 February 1922
Type:DeHavilland DH.14 Okapi
Owner/operator:RAE Farnborough
Registration: J1938
MSN: E44
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Dropmore Park, Burnham Beeches, Buckinghamshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Farnborough Airfield, Farnborough, Hampshire
Destination airport:Martlesham Heath, Suffolk
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
DeHavilland DH.14 Okapi J1938, RAE Farnborough: Written off (destroyed) 10/2/22 when hit tree and crashed into flames, Dropmore Park, Burnham Beeches, Buckinghamshire. Both crew on board were killed:

Flying Officer Geoffrey Robinson MC (aged 28) killed
John Seymour Mitchell (Civilian Technical officer, aged 28) killed

According to a contemporary report in "Flight" magazine (February 16, 1921 page 114 - see link #7):

"Three R.A.F. Fatalities.
...In the second accident, Flying Officer Geoffrey Robinson, M.C, and Mr. J. S. Mitchell, of the Royal Aircraft Establishment, were both killed when their machine came down in flames at Dropmore Park on the 10th. Major J. H. Vickers, B.A.— R.A.F.—who was close by at the time of the accident, made heroic efforts to extract the unfortunate men from the burning wreckage."



Revision history:

08-May-2018 21:09 Dr. John Smith Added
08-May-2018 22:09 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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