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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 212282
Last updated: 28 November 2021
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Date:20-OCT-1927
Time:day
Type:Fairey IIID
Owner/operator:Leuchars Trg Base Flt Royal Air Force (Leuchars Trg Base Flt RAF)
Registration:
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Leuchars, Fife, Scotland -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Leuchars, Fife
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Fairey IIID, Training Base Flight, RAF Leuchars: Written off (destroyed) 20/10/1927 when spun into the ground after engine failure, RAF Leuchars, Fife. Two of the crew of three were killed:

Flying Officer William Harvey Osborne Rumfitt (pilot, South African national, aged 23) killed
AC.2 Francis William Tomlinson (Service Number 364328) killed
AC.2 Herbert William Furness (Service Number 364080) injured

Sources:

1. Londonderry Sentinel Londonderry, Northern Ireland 22 October 1927
2. Belfast News-Letter Antrim, Northern Ireland 21 October 1927
3. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1929.htm
4. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?17307-RAF-fatalities-1927


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
16-Jun-2018 19:45 Dr. John Smith Added
25-Nov-2018 16:39 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]

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