Accident Airco DH.9A H81, Friday 8 April 1921
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Date:Friday 8 April 1921
Time:
Type:Airco DH.9A
Owner/operator:30 Sqn RAF
Registration: H81
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Khidire -   Iraq
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
On return flight from carrying despatches, force-landed at Khidire in a sandstorm and overturned in an irrigation ditch.

Crew:
Fg Off H W Baggs
Maj Gen Sir W E Ironside (broken right thigh)

Sources:

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

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Feb-2021 14:09 Castleace Added
27-Dec-2023 20:41 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Total fatalities, Location, Narrative]

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