Incident Airco DH9A E8500,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 347558
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Date:Monday 12 March 1923
Type:Airco DH9A
Owner/operator:27 Sqn RAF
Registration: E8500
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Walla Landing Ground, Brit. India -   Pakistan
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:RAF Dardoni, India
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Pilot: Plt Off WAD Brook. Passenger: LAC Murphy. During a bombing raid on Sperkai, the DH9A forced landed in a river bed and was captured by Wazirs, who burned the aircraft. The aircrew were held captive by the Wazirs until a ransom was paid. They were flown from Wanna to Dardoni in a 60 Sqdn DH10 piloted by Flt Lt RA George on the following day.


Extract from the Flying log book of WAD Brook.
"The RAF in 100 objects" p50 by Peter Jacobs.

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03-Nov-2023 20:02 Halo Added
03-Nov-2023 22:13 Nepa Updated

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