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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 212425
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Date:17-JUN-1929
Time:day
Type:Armstrong Whitworth Siskin Mk IIIA (DC)
Owner/operator:3 Sqn Royal Air Force (3 Sqn RAF)
Registration: J9196
MSN: AW.305
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near RAF Netheravon, Wiltshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Upavon, Wiltshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Armstrong Whitworth Siskin Mk.IIIA (DC) J9196, 3 Squadron, RAF Upavon: Written off (destroyed) 17/6/1929 due to structural failure in flight when wings folded back during aerobatics, near RAF Netheravon, Wiltshire. Both crew were killed:

Pilot Officer James Ernest Jorgensen (aged 21) killed
Sgt Charles Benjamin Groom (aged 28) killed

P/O Jorgensen had represented the 3 Squadron in an aerobatic competition in May 1929. Siskin J9196 was one of a batch of 47 Mk.IIIA (DC) aircraft (J9190-J9236, c/n AW.299-AW.345) ordered from Armstrong Whitworth, Whitley, to contract 823022/28.

Sources:

1. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1929.htm
2. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?17392-RAF-fatalities-1929
3. http://britishaviation-ptp.com/aw_siskin.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Jun-2018 17:42 Dr. John Smith Added
10-Nov-2018 07:05 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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