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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 211570
Last updated: 1 December 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BFIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bristol F.2b
Owner/operator:5 FTS Royal Air Force (5 FTS RAF)
Registration: C799
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near RAF Sealand, Flintshire, Wales. -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Sealand, Flintshire
Destination airport:RAF Sealand, Flintshire
Bristol Fighter C799, 5 FTS, RAF Sealand: Written off (destroyed) 14/9/25 when crashed in flames, near RAF Sealand, Flintshire. Pilot and sole occupant - Pilot Officer William Langdon Spurway (aged 23) - was killed.

According to a contemporary report in "Flight" magazine (September 24, 1925 page 621 - see link #5)

"R.A.F. Flying Accidents
THE Air Ministry regrets to announce that, as a result of an accident at Sealand, Chester, to a Bristol Fighter of No. 5 Flying Training School, Sealand, on September 14, Pilot-Officer William Langdon Spurway, the pilot and sole occupant of the aircraft, was severely injured and died later in the day"


1. Londonderry Sentinel Londonderry, Northern Ireland 17 September 1925
2. Sheffield Daily Telegraph South Yorkshire, England 17 September 1925

Revision history:

28-May-2018 17:08 Dr. John Smith Added
23-Nov-2018 16:52 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Nature, Operator]
02-Feb-2019 18:26 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type]

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