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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 212421
Last updated: 1 December 2021
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Date:16-MAY-1929
Time:day
Type:Armstrong Whitworth Siskin Mk IIIA
Owner/operator:19 Squadron Royal Air Force (19 Sqn RAF)
Registration:
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Northolt, South Ruislip, Middlesex -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Duxford, Cambridgeshire
Destination airport:RAF Northolt, South Ruislip, Middlesex
Narrative:
Armstrong Whitworth Siskin Mk.IIIA, 19 Squadron, RAF Duxford: Written off (destroyed) 16/5/1929 when crashed after slow roll, over RAF Northolt, South Ruislip, Middlesex. Pilot and sole occupant - Flying Officer John Walden Bayes (aged 23) - was killed during RAF Fighter Competition: "crashed after righting himself from a very low roll."

The contemporary newspaper report (Northern Whig, Belfast, Antrim, Northern Ireland, May 17, 1929 - see link #1) confirms that the 19 Squadron AW Siskin was one of the "machines taking part in the acrobatic competition at Northolt Aerodrome yesterday afternoon [which] crashed, and [the] pilot. Flying-Officer John Walden Bayes, was killed instantly. He was 23 years of age, and attached to 19 Fighter Squadron at Duxford".

Sources:

1. Northern Whig - Belfast, Antrim, Northern Ireland, May 17, 1929
2. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1929.htm
3. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?17392-RAF-fatalities-1929
4. http://places.wishful-thinking.org.uk/DBY/Ashbourne/MIs.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Jun-2018 16:44 Dr. John Smith Added
21-Jun-2018 16:44 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time]
18-Oct-2018 15:25 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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