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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 212536
Last updated: 1 December 2021
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Date:11-OCT-1929
Time:day
Type:Armstrong Whitworth Siskin Mk IIIA
Owner/operator:29 Squadron Royal Air Force (29 Sqn RAF)
Registration:
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Brough Aerodrome, Brough, East Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Brough Aerodrome, Brough, East Yorkshire (EGNB)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Armstrong Whitworth Sikin Mk.IIIA, 29 Squadron, RAF North Weald, Essex: Written off (destroyed) 11/10/1929 when hit factory roof on low pass and caught fire, Brough Aerodrome, Brough, East Yorkshire. Pilot and sole occupant - Flying Officer John Clarke (aged 24) - was killed.

According to an eyewitness report at the inquest into the death of the pilot: "It appears that he got into a bump and one wing dropped onto the shed as he was passing over it; the machine burst into flames as it fell.

Sources:

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

Media:

Church of St Mary Magdalen Laver Essex England - John Clarke flying officer Royal Air force memorial

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-Jun-2018 23:37 Dr. John Smith Added
08-Oct-2018 18:14 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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