Accident Hawker Woodcock Mk II J8297,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 212285
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Date:Tuesday 17 January 1928
Type:Hawker Woodcock Mk II
Owner/operator:17 Sqn RAF
Registration: J8297
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Tidworth, near RAF Upavon, Wiltshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:RAF Upavon, Wiltshire
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Hawker Woodcock Mk.II, J8297 17 Squadron, RAF Upavon: Written off (destroyed) 17/1/1928 when wing collapsed when the aircraft was engaged in a loop, over RAF Upavon, Wiltshire. Aircraft went out of control and dived into the ground at Tidworth. Pilot and sole occupant - Pilot Officer Guy Stevenson (aged 21) - was killed

According to the following contemporary report in "Flight" magazine (February 9, 1928 page 88 - see link #2)

"Royal Air Force Flying Accidents

THE Air Ministry regrets to announce that as the result of an accident at Tidworth to a Woodcock machine of No. 17 (Bombing) Squadron, Upavon, on January 17, Pilot Officer Guy Stevenson, the pilot and sole occupant of the aircraft, was killed."

NOTE: Not 100% confirmed that the aircraft involved was J8297. However, this airfame was delivered to 17 Squadron at RAF Upvaon in June 1927, and struck off charge in January 1928 making it a "possible candidate".


1. Royal Air Force Aircraft J1-J9999 (and WWI Survivors): Ray Sturtivant & Dennis Thompson, Air Britain 1987 p.74

Revision history:

16-Jun-2018 23:14 Dr. John Smith Added
16-Jun-2018 23:14 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
01-Nov-2018 16:08 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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