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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 226958
Last updated: 1 December 2021
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Type:Armstrong Whitworth Siskin IIIA
Owner/operator:43 Squadron Royal Air Force (43 Sqn RAF)
Registration: J9358
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Tangmere, Chichester, West Sussex -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:RAF Tangmere, Chichester, West Sussex
Destination airport:
My grandfather's Flying log [Pilot Officer John Heber Percy] records this collision between his aircraft and that of Sergeant Wareham while they were practicing a snake formation at 2000 feet. Both pilots left by parachute and survived. This was the second time my grandfather escaped by parachute. He joined the Caterpillar Club after the first accident on April 11th 1930. Both pilots were members of No 43 Flight based at Tangmere.

Additional: The aircraft record card (Air Ministry Form AM.78) states: "J9358: Taken On Charge 27.3.29; To 17 Squadron 30.4.29 - 1930; To 25 Squadron 1930; To 43 Squadron 1930; collided with (Siskin) J8644 19.6.30 and damaged beyond economic repair; struck off charge 6.30". J9358 was one of 27 aircraft ordered from Vickers (Aviation) Ltd., Weybridge, to contract 855124/28, to meet Specification 14/27 (J9353-J9379)

The other Armstrong Whitworth Siskin, J8644, also of 43 Squadron, was piloted by 365094 Sgt Charles George Wareham and he landed safely at the (RAF Tangmere) aerodrome.


1. Flying log of Pilot Officer John Heber Percy
2. 17 Squadron, RAF 1929:
3. Royal Air Force Aircraft J1 - J9999 and WW1 Survivors (Thompson,Dennis & Ray Sturtivant, Air-Britain (Historians),1987 pages 87 & 111).

Revision history:

09-Jul-2019 07:28 wjhp Added
15-Jul-2019 22:15 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
17-Jul-2019 10:16 DG303 Updated [Operator]

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