Accident Fairey IIID , Friday 26 February 1926
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Date:Friday 26 February 1926
Time:11:30 LT
Type:Fairey IIID
Owner/operator:480 Flt RAF
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:RAF Calshot, Calshot Spit, Southampton Water, Hampshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:RAF Calshot, Hampshire
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Fairey IIID, 480 Flt, RAF Calshot: Written off (destroyed) 26/2/1926 when crashed at RAF Calshot, Calshot Spit, Southampton Water, Hampshire. Both crew were killed; on died immediately, one died two days later:
F/Lt Geoffrey William Hemming DSC (pilot) RAF killed
F/O Robert Collins (pass.) RAF died 28.2.26 (two days later) of injuries sustained.

According to the Wikipedia biography of Flt Lt Geoffrey Hemming:

"Flight Lieutenant Geoffrey William Hemming DSC (3 April 1898 – 26 February 1926) was a British World War I flying ace credited with six aerial victories

On 7 August 1924 he was posted to the Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment at Felixstowe. On 1 January 1925 he was promoted to flight lieutenant, and on 16 February 1925 posted to No. 480 Flight, based at RAF Calshot. Hemming died following a flying accident in a Fairey IIID at Calshot on 26 February 1926. His passenger Flying Officer Robert Collins was seriously injured, and died two days later."


4. Flight March 11 1926 page 149:

Revision history:

30-May-2018 19:31 Dr. John Smith Added
25-Nov-2018 17:47 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
25-Jul-2023 18:17 Nepa Updated

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