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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 212426
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Date:27-JUN-1929
Time:day
Type:Armstrong Whitworth Siskin Mk IIIA
Owner/operator:56 Squadron Royal Air Force (56 Sqn RAF)
Registration: J8949
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Hendon, Middlesex -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Demo/Airshow/Display
Departure airport:RAF Hendon, Middlesex
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Armstrong Whitworth Siskin Mk.IIIA J8949, 56 Squadron, RAF North Weald, Essex: Written off (destroyed) 27/6/1929 when failed to recover from spin, RAF Hendon, Middlesex. Pilot and sole occupant - Flying Officer Vickers Osborne Eyre (aged 23) - was killed. According to a contemporary report in "The Aeroplane" (3/7/1929):

"At the inquest on Mr, Eyre which was held at Hendon on July 1, Flt Lt L.T. Jones said that the machines were flying in V formation at 11,000 feet. Eyre had to pretend that he was shot down and go into a spinning nose dive. He went down to 300 feet and tried to right the machine but he left is a little too late and just as the machine was beginning to right itself it struck the ground."

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 17:53 Dr. John Smith Added
10-Nov-2018 07:05 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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