Accident Fairey IIID , Thursday 20 October 1927
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Date:Thursday 20 October 1927
Type:Fairey IIID
Owner/operator:Leuchars Trg Base Flt RAF
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:RAF Leuchars, Fife, Scotland -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:RAF Leuchars, Fife
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Fairey IIID, Training Base Flight, RAF Leuchars: Written off (destroyed) 20/10/1927 when spun into the ground after engine failure, RAF Leuchars, Fife. Two of the crew of three were killed:

Flying Officer William Harvey Osborne Rumfitt (pilot, South African national, aged 23) killed
AC.2 Francis William Tomlinson (Service Number 364328) killed
AC.2 Herbert William Furness (Service Number 364080) injured


1. Londonderry Sentinel Londonderry, Northern Ireland 22 October 1927
2. Belfast News-Letter Antrim, Northern Ireland 21 October 1927

Revision history:

16-Jun-2018 19:45 Dr. John Smith Added
25-Nov-2018 16:39 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]

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