Accident Fairey IIID , Friday 13 May 1927
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Date:Friday 13 May 1927
Time:day
Type:Fairey IIID
Owner/operator:Gosport Trg Base RAF
Registration:
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Bedenham, near Gosport, Hampshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Gosport, Hampshire
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
Fairey IIID, RAF Gosport: Written off (destroyed) 13/5/1927 when spun into the ground after engine failure, and crashed at Bedenham, near Gosport, Hampshire. (At approximate co ordinates Lat/Long: 50.825 N, 1.162 W). Pilot and sole occupant - Flying Officer (Honorary Flight Lt) Richard Fenner Carter (aged 30) - was killed. According to a contemporary report in "Flight" magazine (June 9, 1927 page 385 - see link #3):

"Royal Air Force Flying Accidents
THE Air Ministry regrets to announce that, as the result of an accident, Flying Officer (Honorary Flight-Lieut.) Richard Fenner Carter was severely injured and died later after an accident near Gosport Aerodrome in his Fairey IIID machine when flying alone on May 13."

Sources:

1. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1929.htm
2. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?17307-RAF-fatalities-1927
3. https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1927/1927%20-%200423.html?search=Alfred%20Cyril%20Bentley
4. https://getoutside.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/local/bedenham-gosport

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Jun-2018 21:24 Dr. John Smith Added
27-May-2021 19:49 Anon. Updated [Operator, Operator]
27-May-2021 19:53 Anon. Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]

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