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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 247681
Last updated: 8 September 2021
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Date:27-MAY-1920
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic BFIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bristol F.2b
Owner/operator:70 Squadron Royal Air Force (70 Sqn RAF)
Registration: D7927
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Almaza, Egypt -   Egypt
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Almaza
Destination airport:Kantara
Narrative:
Abnormally steep zoom caused fuel starvation, aircraft lost flying speed and spun into ground. Aircraft was on a flight from Almaza to Kantara for an AOC's Inspection.

Pilot:
Fg Off C O Bird (killed)

Passenger:
Air Cdr R M Groves (killed)

Sources:

1. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/rfc/files/_cascards.txt
2. Air Britain: "RAF Aircraft J1 - J9999" (1987)


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Feb-2021 17:38 Castleace Added

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