A list of fatal air accidents in Britain and Ireland 1925 - 1929

18.2.1925 Siskin V 29

Crashed after structural failure, Whitley, Coventry

Major Stefan Sanatescu killed (Romanian Air Force)

27.2.25 Avro 504K H3083, 99 Sqn

Spun in, Bircham Newton

Plt Off Cecil Stanley Marshall Woode (20) killed

AC1 Ernest Forrester injured

4.3.25 Grebe II J7364, 32 Sqn, Kenley

Crashed into hut at Locks Heath School, Warsash, Hants, hitting a girl

Dora E Ball (12) killed

Fg Off Alexander Hutchinson Montgomery unhurt

25.3.25 Snipe E6792, 32 Sqn, Kenley

Hit trees while low flying, near Kenley

Plt Off Ian Malcolm Scott (20) killed

7.4.25 Virginia VIII J7439, 9 Sqn, Manston

Landed in the sea in fog, off Beresford Gap, Birchington; rebuilt

Plt Off Neil Coull Walker (19) drowned

AC1 Ernest Edward Mills (20) drowned

Plt Off Eric Alfred Claude Bushell injured (pilot)

AC2 Horace Eustace Grellis injured

8.4.25 Bristol Fighter, Armament & Gunnery School, Eastchurch

Dived into sea, Leysdown, Sheppey

Plt Off Anthony Cecil Carbery Mason (25) killed

1.5.25 Fairey IIID N9756, 443 Flt, Leuchars

Collision with N9754, near Guardbridge, Fife

Fg Off Harry Lestourgeon Roseveare (24) killed (Lt, RN)

Cpl Tom Vincent Warwick (21) killed

Lt Edward Acton Alcock Gibbon & AC1 Austin Joseph Stewart unhurt in N9754

5.5.25 Blackburn Kangaroo G-EAIT, North Sea Aerial & General Transport

Nose dived after take-off, Brough

Fg Off Hugh Crichton McDonald (26) killed (RAFO)

15.5.25 D.H.9A J7053, 1 FTS, Netheravon

Lost wings recovering from dive, Everleigh, Wilts

Fg Off David Brown Morgan (24) killed (Lt, RN)

22.5.25 Snipe E6794, 32 Sqn, Kenley

Stalled and dived in, Northolt

Fg Off Arthur Reinagle Woodyatt (21) killed

25.5.25 Fawn II J7226, 100 Sqn, Spittlegate

Spun off stall turn, Ropsley, near Spittlegate

Plt Off Jack Terence Eve (21) killed

AC1 George Edward Bruce (26) killed

AC2 Percival Thomas Sharpe injured

25.5.25 Fawn, 12 Sqn, Andover

Parachutist killed on practice jump, Andover

Cpl Sidney Ronald Wilson (25) killed

Fg Off Horace John White unhurt (pilot)

26.5.25 Fawn?, 12 Sqn, Andover

Wireless operator electrocuted in flight

Flt Sgt Frank Lowry (37) killed

Fg Off John Kenneth Smith unhurt (pilot)

6.6.25 Grebe, 56 Sqn, Biggin Hill

Mechanic hit while swinging propeller, Biggin Hill

LAC William Richard John Bacchus (24) killed

2.7.25 Avro 504K H3098, 19 Sqn, Duxford

Stalled on turn while landing, Duxford

Fg Off Herbert Vincent Kerckhove MC (25) killed

14.7.25 Avro 504K H9814, 1 FTS, Netheravon

Stalled on turn while landing, Charlton, Wilts

Fg Off John Ryan (27) killed (Mate, RN)

16.8.25 Felixstowe F.5 N4039, 480 Flt

Crashed at night and caught fire, Calshot

AC1 Reginald Frederick Charles Copsey (22) killed

Flt Lt Norbert Marie Sackville Russell injured (pilot)

Fg Off Robert Collins injured

Cpl Herbert Essam injured

28.8.25 Siskin III J7181, 111 Sqn, Duxford

Midair collision with J7553, Hinxton, Cambridge

Plt Off Hugh Peck (18) killed

28.8.25 Siskin IIIDC J7553, 111 Sqn, Duxford

Midair collision with J7181, Hinxton, Cambridge

Fg Off Harry Butlin (26) killed

Plt Off Dermot De Robeck (18) killed

4.9.25 Blackburn N9827, RAF, Gosport

Spun in, Lee-on-Solent

Fg Off (Hon Flt Lt) Geoffrey Ashton Cavis-Brown (28) killed

14.9.25 Bristol Fighter C799, 5 FTS, Sealand

Crashed in flames, near Sealand

Plt Off William Langdon Spurway (23) killed

16.9.25 Bristol Fighter F4485, 2 FTS, Digby

Spun in, Branston, near Digby

Fg Off William Cay Williams (32) killed

Plt Off Frederick Martin Kellaway (20) killed (pilot)

21.9.25 Avro 504K, 502 Sqn, Aldergrove

Hit tree on landing, near Antrim

Fg Off Henry Collins Evans (24) killed

AC G V Edward (or Mechanic E C Jiles?) unhurt

22.9.25 Bristol Fighter: BF.VI, Irish Army Air Corps

Hit tree and crashed at the Curragh

Comdt Thomas Joseph Maloney (26) killed

Sgt Tracey injured

23.9.25 Bristol Jupiter Fighter G-EBHH, Bristol Aeroplane Co.

Collision with Bristol Trainer G-EBJA, Filton

Fg Off George William Thorpe (27) killed (RAFO)

23.9.25 Bristol Trainer G-EBJA, Bristol Aeroplane Co.

Collision with Bristol Jupiter Fighter G-EBHH, Filton

Fg Off Percival Albert Cox (30) killed (RAFO)

24.9.25 Snipe E6490, 17 Sqn, Hawkinge

Crashed after wing failure, near Folkestone

Flt Lt Arthur Wilfred Cuddon-Davis (29) killed

25.9.25 Grebe II J7385 & J7395, 29 Sqn, Duxford

Collision, Elmdon, near Royston

Flt Lt Basil Royston Carter AFC (27) killed

Sgt Thomas James McGrath (28) killed

16.10.25 Bristol Fighter, School of Army Cooperation, Old Sarum

Crashed in poor visibility, near Wilton

Plt Off John Alexander Ballantyne (20) killed

Plt Off John Stroyan Branch (20) killed

16.10.25 Farman F.60 Goliath F-HMFU "Ile de France", Air Union

Crashed in fog, Wadhurst, near Tunbridge Wells

Miss Kate V Burke (57) killed (American)

Rev Daniel Burke injured (American)

Joseph L Burke injured (American)

Roger Thierry unhurt (pilot, French)

Pierre Auclaire unhurt (mechanic, French)

A Denny unhurt

Miss Marion Redner unhurt

M Finardi Riccardo unhurt

Albert Tullice unhurt

20.11.25 Grebe, 29 Sqn, Duxford

Crashed in sea diving on target, off Leysdown, Sheppey

Plt Off Cecil William Montague Smith (28) killed

26.11.25 Snipe DC, 3 Sqn, Upavon

Crashed after take-off, near Upavon

Flt Lt James Anderson Slater MC DFC (28) killed

Plt Off William John Reginald Early (20) killed

16.12.25 Avro 504K E2914 & E3798, 9 Sqn, Manston

Midair collision, Manston

LAC Edward Emmanuel Dunn (23) killed

LAC William Edward Parrish injured in 2nd machine


12.2.1926 Vimy, Old Sarum

Hit tree on forced landing in fog, Winterslow, near Salisbury

Sqn Ldr Alfred George Horsley-Carr OBE (33) killed

Sgt William Norman Pink injured (pilot)

AC2 Clifford Bartlett Cardall injured

26.2.26 Fairey IIID, 480 Flt, Calshot

Crashed, Calshot

Flt Lt Geoffrey William Hemming DSC (27) killed

Fg Off Robert Collins (28) died 28.2.26

10.4.26 Avro 504K H9535, Inland Area Aircraft Depot, Henlow

Collision with Vickers Vimy F9184; crashed locked together, Henlow

Fg Off William Scott (49) killed

10.4.26 Vimy F9184, Inland Area Aircraft Depot, Henlow

Collision with Avro 504K H9535, Henlow

Fg Off Charles Victor Lacey AFC (39) killed

LAC Reginald Richard Germain (24) killed

LAC Basil Henry Greene Young (22) killed

AC1 James William Simmons (24) killed

30.4.26 Flycatcher, 406 Flt, Donibristle

Dived into ground out of cloud, Donibristle

Plt Off Nigel Hugh Portal (23) killed (Lt, RN)

2.5.26 Sopwith Gnu G-EAGP, Lloyd Aviation Co

Crashed, Hardwick Cemetery, King's Lynn

Fg Off Arthur Orde Bigg-Wither (27) killed (RAFO)

George Mark Lloyd injured

Arthur Barrett unhurt

14.5.26 Grebe, 32 Sqn, Kenley

Nose dived and crashed, Caterham Hill

Fg Off Basil Douglas John Broadway (22) killed

17.5.26 Fawn II J7221, 12 Squadron, Andover

Spun in landing, Andover; repaired

Sgt Ralph England Hawkins (25) killed

LAC Sydney Marsh Cox (21) killed

21.5.26 Flycatcher N9659?

Hit sand dunes in bombing practice, Tents Muir, Leuchars

Fg Off Peter Granville Smith (24) killed (Lt, RN)

31.5.26 Breguet 14T bis F-ADAI, Air Union

Lost in English Channel en route Paris - Croydon

Xavier R A de Masin (29) drowned

16.6.26 Siskin, 41 Sqn, Northolt

Stalled and crashed, Northolt

Fg Off Anthony Clifford Addams (21) killed

24.6.26 Gnosspelius Gull No. 2, Ellis, Heppell & Thompson, Cramlington

Stalled and crashed, Cramlington

Fg Off Stanley Arthur Packman (31) killed (RAFO; Maj, RARO)

2.7.26 Fawn II J7191, 100 Sqn, Spittlegate

Veered on night take-off, hit car and overturned, Weston Zoyland

LAC Frederick William Miller (23) killed

Miss Fanny Vera Clare (19) killed

Fg Off Herbert Victor Alder unhurt (pilot)

13.7.26 Snipe E7717, 5 FTS, Sealand

Crashed, Queensferry, near Chester

LAC Robert Lloyd Carr (24) died 1.8.26

15.7.26 Snipe, RAF Cadet College, Cranwell

Accident, Cranwell

Flt Cadet Humphrey Francis Morell Pickford (20) killed

19.7.26 Siskin V G-EBLQ, Sir W G Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft Ltd

Crashed after wing lost, Whitley, near Coventry

Fg Off David Arthur Hughes (29) killed (RAFO)

27.7.26 Avro 504K G-EADP, Northern Aviation Co

Passenger fell from aircraft in flight, Morecambe

Pearson Hardcastle (51) killed

Samuel Summerfield (pilot)

3.8.26 Spencer spherical balloon G-FAAM "Miramar 1st", C G Spencer & Sons Ltd, Highbury

Envelope parted from basket, Hoo Park, Kempston, Bedford

Ernest Thompson Willows (40) killed (pilot)

Ernest Crowsley (37) killed

Mrs Flora Crowsley (37) killed

William Francis Harbage (34) killed

Mrs Nellie Harbage (32) killed

J Lowe injured

12.8.26 D.H.9A, 1 FTS, Netheravon

Spun in, Netheravon

LAC Clarence Henry Hooper Gooding (21) killed

16.8.26 Bristol Fighter, 13 Sqn, Odiham

Stalled and dived into ground, Old Dean Common, Frimley

Fg Off Theodore Harold James Wright (28) killed (Lt, Seaforth Highlanders)

Lt William Lewis Roberts MC injured

17.8.26 Blackburn Dart N9799, RAF, Gosport

Hit hill in fog, Hulverstone Down, near Freshwater, IOW

Fg Off John Leslie Llewellyn Rees (26) killed (Lt, RM)

18.8.26 Bleriot 155 F-AIEB "Wilbur Wright", Air Union

Hit barn roof and crashed in bad weather, College Farm, Hurst, near Aldington, Kent

Pierre Charles Marcus de Lisle (37) died 19.8.26 (pilot)

Gabriel Victor Ducos (29) died 15.9.26 (mechanic)

Robert Blaney (22) killed (American)

Ugo G J Rizzi (48) killed (Italian)

Harriet Ames injured (American)

Miss Edna Bennett injured

Edna Fearn injured (American)

Marguerite Hazzard injured (American)

Stanley Hazzard injured (American)

Robert McAdam injured

Lawrence Stroh injured (American)

Mildred Vaiden injured (American)

Victoria Vaiden injured (American)

Lord Norreys unhurt

Mrs Valetta Grant unhurt

18.8.26 Grebe II J7576, 19 Sqn, Duxford

Crashed on forced landing, Gog Magog Golf Club, near Cambridge

Fg Off Roy Nugent Treherne Gape (22) killed

19.8.26 Gamecock I J7906, Gloster

Crashed on test due to wing flutter, Chosen House, Hucclecote, Gloucester

Flt Lt Hugh Robert Junor DFC (28) killed (RAE test pilot)

23.8.26 Virginia, 58 Sqn, Worthy Down

Spun and crashed, near Worthy Down

Plt Off Hugh James Fitzgerald Kempthorne (23) killed

28.8.26 Avro 548 G-EBAJ, Lt Col G L P Henderson

Spectator hit by propeller of taxying aeroplane, Croydon

Gladys M Houghton (13) died 7.9.26

31.8.26 Bristol Fighter, 16 Sqn, Old Sarum

Hit tree, Decoy Pond Farm, near Beaulieu Road station, New Forest

Plt Off Alfred Lionel Rene Page (19) killed

LAC Eric Arthur Lister Lowe (24) died 1.9.26

2.9.26 Avro 504K G-EASG, Southern Counties Aviation Co, Brooklands

Crashed and burned, Phoenice Farm, Polesden Lacy, near Great Bookham

Ronald Herbert Leavey (27) killed (pilot)

Arnold Keene (29) died 3.9.26 (mechanic)

Mrs Marjorie Lily Stallard (28) killed

6.9.26 Avro Bison S1113, 421 Flt, HMS Furious

Fell into sea on deck landing, off Nab Tower, Bembridge, Isle of Wight

Leading Telegraphist James William Haddow (26) drowned

Fg Off Sylvanus George Connolly injured (pilot)

LAC George Frederick Wyborn injured

9.9.26 Avro, Surrey Flying Services

Passenger jumped from aeroplane without parachute, Leicester

Dorothy E Cain (25) killed

Capt Arthur Frederick Muir unhurt (pilot)

10.9.26 Bristol Fighter, 2 Sqn, Manston

Crashed, West Down Camp, Tilshead

Fg Off Reginald Richard Reedman (23) killed

Major Oliver Birkbeck, RA (Territorial) injured

20.9.26 Grebe II J7584, 56 Sqn, Biggin Hill

Stalled during low aerobatics, Biggin Hill

Fg Off Henry Frederick Luxmoore (23) killed

21.9.26 Bristol Fighter: 17, Irish Army Air Corps

Dived into ground during Army manoeuvres, Hempstown

Lt Timothy J Prenderville (23) killed (pilot)

Lt Edmond Leo O'Reilly (25) killed

21.9.26 D.H.4B, US Embassy, Kenley

Crashed after engine failure and caught fire, Riddlesdown, Kenley

Cdr Robert Andrew Burg (41) died 26.9.26 (US Navy)

Major Clarence Leonard Tinker injured (pilot, USAAC)

2.10.26 Bleriot 155 F-AICQ "ClÚment Ader", Air Union

Crashed on fire, near Hildenborough, Kent

Henri Jacques Mallet (27) killed (pilot)

Jean Bouyer (29) killed (mechanic)

Miss Gertrude Emily Phillips Hall (48) killed

Leonard Charles Viney Hambleton (28) killed

Joseph Henry Noble (45) killed

Miss Flora Helenn Oxley Parker (37) killed

Miss Margaret Nathalie Stainton (35) killed

8.10.26 Grebe, 56 Sqn, Biggin Hill

Veered on take-off and overturned, Kenley

WO1 Erik Gutzeit Haug (28) killed

9.11.26 Bristol Fighter, 4 Sqn, Farnborough

Crashed, South Farnborough

Plt Off Cyril Vernon Mossman (24) killed

AC Cecil Herbert Hayward (19) killed

11.11.26 D.H.9A J7610, 207 Sqn, Eastchurch

Crashed and caught fire, Eastchurch

Sgt George Frederick Taylor (23) killed

AC Percy Charles Hinton (18) killed

12.11.26 D.H.9A J7354, RAF Cadet College, Cranwell

Crashed and caught fire, Ailsworth, near Wittering

Flt Cadet David Gam Harcourt Wood (19) killed

22.11.26 D.H.9A J7310, 24 Sqn, Kenley

Stalled on take-off, crashed and caught fire, Kenley

Flt Lt Felix St.John Woolard AFC (34) killed

Fg Off Frederic Laing Collison (28) killed

22.11.26 DH.60X Moth G-EBNP, London Aeroplane Club

Spun in, Stag Lane

Plt Off John Stuart Merson Michie (24) killed (RAFO)

Sydney Lane Foster St Barbe injured (instructor)

30.11.26 Avro 504N, CFS, Wittering

Spun in, Easton-on-the-Hill, near Wittering

Fg Off Clarence Graham Crowden (22) killed

Plt Off Edward Blakeway Steedman injured

7.12.26 Gamecock I J7891, A&AEE, Martlesham

Broke up in flight, near Kesgrave Wood, Ipswich

Fg Off Gilbert Vernon Wheatley (27) killed

9.12.26 Grebe, 25 Sqn, Hawkinge

Nose dived and crashed, Hawkinge

Fg Off John Harry Campbell Purvis (20) killed

17.12.26 ?, Deutsche Lufthansa

Mechanic hit by propeller, Croydon

Karl Walther (26) killed (German)


28.1.1927 Siskin III J7171, 41 Sqn, Northolt

Crashed into garden, Beatrice Avenue, Norbury, London

Flt Lt William Geoffrey Meggitt MC (32) killed

2.2.27 Woodcock II J7736, 3 Sqn, Upavon

Stalled and dived in, Upavon

Plt Off Gomer Flower Lewis (19) killed

4.2.27 Grebe II J7582, 56 Sqn, Biggin Hill

Hit hillside in fog and caught fire, near Rottingdean, Sussex

Plt Off Sidney Arthur Vernon Evans (25) killed

9.3.27 Vimy, RAF, Biggin Hill

Parachute opened too low on practice jump, Biggin Hill

Cpl Arthur E East AFM (25) killed

10.3.27 Bristol Jupiter Type 89 G-EBOA, Beardmore Flying School, Renfrew

Stalled, crashed and caught fire, Renfrew

Fg Off John Matthew Walker (27) killed (RAFO)

11.3.27 Spencer balloon

Parachutist electrocuted landing on power lines, Stag Lane

LAC Ernest Arthur Dobbs AFM (26) killed

18.3.27 Horsley II J8012, 11 Sqn, Netheravon

Stalled, nose dived and caught fire, Elham, Kent

Plt Off Frederick Priestman (21) killed

LAC John William Pickering (23) killed

19.4.27 Virginia J7714, 9 Sqn, Manston

Crashed after hitting parked D.H.9A on take-off, Eastchurch

Fg Off William James Kelly (24) killed

Plt Off John Frederick Dowdeswell (21) killed

Flt Sgt Albert George Alderton (32) killed

AC2 Everett Daniels (25) killed

2.5.27 Avro 504N, 2 FTS, Digby

Crashed, Temple Bruer, near Digby

Plt Off Keith Conway Blatchford (18) died 3.5.27

12.5.27 D.H.9 G-EBLH, Civil Flying School, Stag Lane

Crashed, Littlewick, near Maidenhead

Fg Off William Alan Foot (27) killed (RAFO)

13.5.27 Bristol Fighter F4940, RAF College, Cranwell

Stalled and nose dived landing downwind, Henlow

Flt Cadet Alfred Cyril Bentley (20) killed

13.5.27 Fairey IIID, RAF, Gosport

Spun after engine failure, Bedenham, near Gosport

Fg Off (Hon Flt Lt) Richard Fenner Carter (30) killed

16.5.27 Avro 504N H255, 5 FTS, Sealand

Spun in, Sealand

Plt Off Arthur George Mace (21) killed

16.5.27 Gamecock I J8043, 32 Sqn, Kenley

Collision with J8042 after formation take-off, Kenley

Plt Off Arthur Leslie Holden (21) killed

30.5.27 Avro 504N, CFS, Wittering

Dived in off turn on practice forced landing, Easton, near Wittering

Fg Off Horace Miller (30) killed

Fg Off Edmund Gwyn Hordern injured

4.6.27 DH.37A G-EBDO "Lois", A S Butler

Stalled on turn during race practice, Ensbury Park Racecourse, Bournemouth

Claude St John Plevins (24) killed

Major Harold Hemming injured (pilot)

6.6.27 Blackburn Bluebird I G-EBKD, Robert Blackburn

Collision with Widgeon, West Parley, Bournemouth

Sqn Ldr Walter Hunt Longton DFC AFC (34) killed

6.6.27 Westland Widgeon III G-EBPW, R A Bruce, Yeovil

Collision with Bluebird, West Parley, Bournemouth

Flt Lt Lawrence Pratt Openshaw (35) killed (RAFO)

16.6.27 Snipe DC, CFS, Wittering

Spun in, Wothorpe, near Stamford

Flt Lt Humphrey William Baggs (32) killed

Fg Off Sydney Fleetwood Bell (26) killed

22.6.27 Fairey IIID, RAF, Leuchars

Crashed in garden after engine failure, Dundee

Fg Off Rawdon Frank Gerald Salmond (23) killed (Lt, RN)

18.7.27 Bristol Fighter II J7671, 13 Sqn, Andover

Crashed in flames, Camberley

Plt Off William Horace Shorter (25) killed

AC1 Leslie Rogers (20) killed

20.7.27 Gamecock I, 32 Sqn, Kenley

Crashed during target practice, Holbeach ranges

Plt Off Richard Griffith Pace (22) killed

25.7.27 Woodcock II J7967, 17 Sqn, Upavon

Midair collision with J7976 in formation flight, Northolt

Fg Off Ian Andrew Anderson (22) killed

28.7.27 Bristol 99A Badminton G-EBMK, Bristol Aeroplane Co.

Spun in at Winterbourne after engine failure on take-off from Filton

Capt Franklyn Leslie Barnard OBE AFC DSC (30) killed (Fg Off, RAFO)

1.8.27 Bristol Fighter, 13 Sqn, Andover

Spun in, Farnborough

Fg Off Arthur Goodison Boon (25) killed (Lt, R Scots)

LAC Stanley Noel Vincent (21) killed

22.8.27 Fokker F.VIII H-NADU, KLM

Crashed after fin failed, St.Julians, Riverhead, near Sevenoaks, Kent

Jacobus Laurentius Anthonius Maria Brunklaus (25) killed (mechanic)

Evert van Dijk injured (pilot)

A Broek injured (Dutch)

Miss A Dijkstra injured (Dutch)

W den Hertog injured (Dutch)

J E de Lengerke injured (Dutch)

Miss de Lengerke injured (Dutch)

J Macfadyen injured

A H J Odding injured (Dutch)

Kauffman unhurt (Dutch)

Roth unhurt

26.8.27 Woodcock II J7734, 3 Sqn, Upavon

Spun off low turn, Upavon

Plt Off Harold Cyprian Kelly (22) killed

30.8.27 D.H.9A J6957, RAE, Farnborough

Observer hung up on tail by parachute, Farnborough

Robert James Lowthian (23) killed (scientific officer)

Flt Lt Hodgson unhurt (pilot)

9.9.27 D.H.9A, RAF Cadet College, Cranwell

Spun in, near Leadenham Hill Top

Flt Cadet Robert Spencer Beddall (19) died 10.9.27

23.9.27 DH.60X Moth G-EBRZ, Capt A Milburn, Sherburn

Spun in near Sherburn-in-Elmet

Miss Dorothy Evelyn Ellison (25) killed

Capt Anthony Milburn injured

24.9.27 Siskin IIIA J8057, 111 Sqn, Duxford

Midair collision with 19 Sqn Avro 504K J8361, Duxford

Sgt James Kelly (24) killed

Sgt Osmond Cecil Tostevin & LAC Locke unhurt in Avro

9.10.27 DH.60 Moth G-EBLI, London Aeroplane Club, Stag Lane

Spun in, Marsh Farm, Great Stanmore

Charles Harold Swan (24) killed

13.10.27 Bristol Fighter

Wheel hit girl on landing, Worthy Down

Alice M Dennett (4) killed

Fg Off Rodney Beresford unhurt (pilot)

20.10.27 Fairey IIID, Training Base, Leuchars

Spun after engine failure, Leuchars

Fg Off William Harvey Osborne Rumfitt (23) killed (South African)

AC Francis William Tomlinson killed

AC Herbert William Furness injured

9.11.27 Bristol Fighter C810, RAE, Farnborough

Crew baled out while lost, East Grinstead

Fg Off Campbell Mackenzie-Richards (27) killed

Prof Harry Norman Green unhurt

3.12.27 Fox I J7941, 12 Sqn, Andover

Flew into trees landing in fog, The Ridgeway, Enfield

Fg Off Robert Darley Whelan (27) killed

AC2 Henry Arthur Lacey (22) killed

6.12.27 ?, RAF

Civilian workman hit by landing aeroplane, Eastchurch

Albert John Fagg (62) died 9.12.27


17.1.1928 Woodcock, 17 Sqn, Upavon

Wing collapsed in loop, Upavon

Plt Off Guy Stevinson (21) killed

23.1.28 Blackburn Turcock G-EBVP, Blackburn Aeroplane Co

Wing hit ground on low turn, Martlesham Heath

Fg Off Harold Campbell Gambier Dauncey (21) killed

5.2.28 Blackburn Bluebird II G-EBRG, Yorkshire Aeroplane Club

Failed to recover from spin, Sherburn-in-Elmet

Albert Critchley (30) killed

8.2.28 Gamecock I J7919, 43 Sqn, Tangmere

Flew into ground in mist, near Emsworth, Hants

Plt Off Peter John Basil Chalmers (20) killed

17.2.28 Grebe II J7372 & J7392, 25 Sqn, Hawkinge

Collision during dogfight practice, Capel-le-Ferne

Plt Off Eric James Watson (21) killed

Fg Off Leonard Arthur Walsh baled out

1.3.28 Grebe II J7293, 29 Sqn, Duxford

Stalled and crashed in field, near Duxford

Sgt Herbert Trickett (24) killed

2.3.28 Fairey IIIF S1168, 207 Sqn, Eastchurch

Nose dived off sharp turn, Isle of Grain

Sgt William Bean Maltman (26) killed

LAC Sydney Cresswell Mason (22) killed

AC William George Lowman (22) killed

11.3.28 Farman F.60 Goliath F-AECU "Provence", Air Union

Crashed in sea, off Folkestone

Andre Schmutz (28) killed (pilot)

Raymond Terade (30) killed (mechanic)

12.3.28 Supermarine S.5 N221, RAF High Speed Flight

Flew into water at high speed, off Calshot

Flt Lt Samuel Marcus Kinkead DSO DSC DFC (31) killed

14.3.28 Bristol Fighter II J7666, 2 Sqn, Manston

Midair collision with Virginia J8239, Manston

Fg Off Horace James Joseph Mumford-Mathews (22) killed

Lt David Francis Cummin Scott (27) killed

Fg Off Ratcliffe unhurt in J8239

22.3.28 Avro 504N J8581, Home Aircraft Depot, Henlow

Hit telegraph wires and crashed, Holwell, near Henlow

Flt Lt Frank Jezzard MBE (36) killed

LAC P J Hooper injured

25.3.28 Avro Avian G-EBVZ, Winifred Brown, Woodford

Overshot landing into wall and hit spectators, Hough Hill, Stalybridge; repaired

Jack H Hood (7) killed

Miss Winifred Sawley Brown unhurt (pilot)

Walter Samuel Browning unhurt

2.4.28 Bristol Fighter II J7651, 2 Sqn, Manston

Hit tree and crashed, Old Heath, Colchester

Fg Off Jack Hadden (26) killed (Lt, Black Watch)

AC1 George Henry Towers (21) killed

5.4.28 Avro 504N E9352, 502 Sqn, Aldergrove

Crashed after engine failure, hitting girl, Dunmurry, near Lisburn

Daphne Fox (8) killed

Fg Off Stewart Davidson injured (pilot)

26.4.28 Siskin IIIA J8956, RAF Cadet College, Cranwell

Dived in and caught fire, Cranwell

Flt Cadet Peter Anthony Meakin (21) died 27.4.28

6.5.28 DH.60X Moth G-EBSN, Bristol & Wessex Aeroplane Club

Spun, crashed and burned, Filton

Fg Off Richard Eric Hopper (21) killed (RAFO)

Donald Vaughan Tanner (26) killed

8.5.28 Siskin IIIA J8402, 41 Sqn, Northolt

Crashed, Holbeach range

Fg Off Geoffrey Bradbury (23) died 20.5.28

10.5.28 Supermarine Southampton, 480 Flt, Calshot

Hit mast of tender and crashed on landing, Invergordon

Cpl Ernest Bradford drowned

Flt Lt Alick Charles Stevens injured (pilot)

2 crew unhurt

11.5.28 Bristol Fighter, 16 Sqn, Old Sarum

Crashed off stall turn, Old Sarum

Fg Off Gerald Arthur Underdown (21) killed

LAC Donald Martin Thomas (20) killed

12.5.28 Fairey IIIF Mk. II S1260, 446 Flt, Gosport

Crashed, South Farnborough

LAC James George Bolton (24) killed

Telegraphist Percival Reginald Carter (26) killed (RN)

Capt Edward James Osborne Ellison injured (pilot, RM)

21.5.28 Avro, 602 Sqn?

Crashed attempting loop, Paisley

Flt Lt James Pearson Drew (24) killed (AAF)

29.5.28 Avro 504K G-EBLA, A G Cooper

Crashed in bay during aerobatics, Weymouth

Fg Off Arthur Gabbetis Cooper (39) killed (RAFO)

Ernest Francis Carpenter injured

5.6.28 Woodcock II J7728 & J8316, 3 Sqn, Upavon

Collision, Chisenbury Down, near Upavon

Fg Off Philip Cranswick MC (33) killed

Fg Off Douglas James Frederick McMillan (25) killed

1.7.28 Avro 504N H2534, 23 Sqn, Kenley

Dived into ground, Clifton, near Henlow

Flt Lt Harold Charles Calvey (31) killed

Flt Sgt William Charles Hollier (35) killed

4.7.28 Fokker F.VIIa/3m G-EBYI, Alfred L÷wenstein

Owner fell out of aircraft, English Channel, off Kent

Capt Alfred Leonard L÷wenstein CB (51) killed

Donald Herbert Drew (pilot)

7.7.28 Avro 504N, 603 Sqn, Turnhouse

Crashed, Sighthill Farm, Hermiston, near Corstorphine

Plt Off John Temple Lyall Shiells (27) killed (AAF)

13.7.28 Vickers Vulcan G-EBLB, Imperial Airways

Crashed on test flight, Little Woodcote, near Croydon

Emily Joan Benjafield (18) killed

Andrew Hall (40) killed

William Edward Halstead (44) killed

Phyllis Smith (21) killed

Capt John Spafford injured (pilot)

Albert Graham Tucker injured

20.7.28 ANEC IV Missel Thrush G-EBPI, G N Warwick

Crashed on mountain, Broad Law, near Peebles

Fg Off Guy Nevile Warwick (23) killed (RAFO)

2.8.28 Woodcock, 3 Sqn, Upavon

Crashed, Holbeach range

Flt Lt Lance Harold Browning MC DFC (31) killed

3.8.28 DH.60X Moth G-EBYD, London Aeroplane Club, Stag Lane

Broke up during aerobatics, Edgware

Lt Edmund Lawrance Debbonaire Moore (27) killed (RN)

17.8.28 Avro 504N J9016, 2 FTS, Digby

Midair collision with D.H.9A J7795, Digby

Plt Off Adrian Gordon Cole (22) killed

17.8.28 D.H.9A J7795, 2 FTS, Digby

Midair collision with Avro 504N J9016, Digby

Fg Off Alfred Rodney Feather (26) killed

Plt Off Bertrand Guy d'Olier (26) killed

22.8.28 DH.60X Moth G-EBSK, Nottingham Aero Club, Hucknall

Stalled and crashed after take-off, Hucknall

Robert Anthony Blake (31) killed

Lt William Richardson (36) killed

30.8.28 Avro 504N H2201, 2 FTS, Digby

Stalled on turn, near Nocton, Lincs

Plt Off James Graydon Riess (20) died 31.8.28

31.8.28 Avro, 3 FTS, Grantham

Stalled on turn, Grantham

Plt Off Edward Leo Johnstone (25) killed

2.9.28 D.H.9A J8107, 605 Sqn, Castle Bromwich

Nose dived off sharp turn and caught fire, Great Glen, near Leicester

Plt Off George Herbert Aldridge (26) killed (AAF)

6.9.28 Blackburn N9834, 422 Flt, HMS Argus

Missing in North Sea on flight off HMS Argus, Cromarty Firth

Plt Off Samuel Hatton killed (RN)

Lt Charles Sheldon Booth (24) killed (RN)

Telegraphist Edmund George Bourke Grigson (26) killed (RN)

9.9.28 Spencer balloon, C G Spencer & Sons Ltd, Highbury

Fell off house roof while retrieving balloon, Rugby

Capt Henry Owen Spencer (52) killed

Percival Spencer unhurt (pilot)

19.9.28 Siskin IIIA J8871, Armament & Gunnery School, Eastchurch

Stalled after take-off, Eastchurch

Fg Off Athal Patrick Woulf de Wytt (23) killed

20.9.28 Avro 548 G-EBFM, Henderson School of Flying, Brooklands

Stalled on turn and nose dived, Brooklands

Miss Margaret Honor Wellby (22) killed

11.10.28 Fox I J7946, 12 Sqn, Andover

Tail broke off in dive, Hendon

Flt Lt William Edmund Somervell AFC (35) killed

Cpl Christopher John Loud (26) killed

21.10.28 Avro 504R Gosport G-EBNF, Lancashire Aero Club

Crashed after loop, Bramhall Park golf links, near Woodford

William Guy Ramsden (33) died 25.10.28

Ronald Edwin Henry Caldecott injured (pilot)

31.10.28 Avro 504, 3 FTS, Grantham

Crashed on low turn after take-off, Grantham

Flt Lt Gordon Archer (34) died 24.11.28

LAC Robert Wallace injured

6.11.28 Atlas I J9043, 26 Sqn, Catterick

Dived into the ground in bad weather, Grinton Moor, N Yorkshire

Plt Off Charles Lilburn Myers (20) killed

AC2 Henry Chadwick (21) killed

7.11.28 Avro 504K E3150, 2 FTS, Digby

Stalled on turn, near Boothby Graffoe

Plt Off Richard Harold Coupe (23) killed

8.11.28 Horsley II J8009, 100 Sqn, Bicester

Forced landed in dark, near Buckingham; repaired

Sgt Herbert Edward Lockwood (25) killed

AC2 Charles Robert Thane injured

9.11.28 S.E.5A G-EBQQ, Lt G Madocks, Brooklands

Spun in, Brooklands

Lt Gwynn Henry Buller Madocks (25) killed

10.12.28 Siskin IIIA J8872, Duxford Meteorological Flight

Collision with 19 Sqn Siskin J8851, near Whittlesford

Flt Sgt Osmond Cecil Tostevin (35) killed

Fg Off Edward Gordon Cayley baled out of J8851


20.1.1929 DH.60 Moth G-EBPS, P A Wills

Spun in, Duxford

Fg Off Edward Gordon Cayley (23) killed

Philip Aubrey Wills injured

30.1.29 Fairey IIID N9759, Armament & Gunnery School, Eastchurch

Spun in, Eastchurch

Fg Off Geoffrey Hugh Conningsby Ingle (22) killed

LAC Frank Nelson Howick (25) killed

AC2 George Henry Johnson (22) killed

18.2.29 Siskin IIIA J9319, 25 Sqn, Hawkinge

Pilot overcome by fumes; crashed, Lagham Manor, South Godstone

Flt Sgt John William Pearce (28) killed

28.2.29 Siskin IIIA, 19 Sqn, Duxford

Failed to recover from dive, Duxford

Flt Lt George Anthony Fielding Bucknall (28) killed

1.3.29 Gamecock I J8094, 23 Sqn, Kenley

Midair collision with J8415, Kenley

Fg Off Patrick Nelson Sealy-Allin (23) killed

Flt Sgt James Guy Freeman parachuted unhurt from J8415

9.3.29 DH.60X Moth G-AABA, Nottingham Aero Club

Crashed in sea, 90m ESE of Hull

Fg Off Arthur John Peacey (28) killed (RAFO)

2.5.29 Atlas TM J9470, 3 FTS, Grantham

Stalled and crashed, near Grantham

Plt Off Lionel Treadway Milner (22) killed (2Lt, KOYLI, TA)

Sgt Geoffrey Leslie Williams (27) killed (pilot)

3.5.29 Vickers Venture I J7280, Home Aircraft Depot, Henlow

Passenger jumped out while low flying; crashed near Barnet

AC1 Richard Frederick Mason (19) killed

Fg Off Denys Stanley Thomas unhurt; cashiered for being drunk

10.5.29 Avro 504N J8727, 1 FTS, Netheravon

Crashed on forced landing and caught fire, near Beaches Barn, Netheravon

Plt Off Malcolm Menzies Jackson (20) killed

16.5.29 Siskin IIIA, 19 Sqn, Duxford

Crashed after slow roll, Northolt

Fg Off John Walden Bayes (23) killed

16.5.29 Vickers Vanguard G-EBCP (J6924), Vickers Aviation Ltd

Dived into the ground, Shepperton

Flt Lt Edward Rodolph Clement Scholefield AFC DCM (Ret) (34) killed

Frank William Sherratt (29) killed

18.5.29 DH.60X Moth G-EBUW, Hilbert Hamer (The Irving Air Chute Co), Letchworth

Dived into the ground, Odsey, Cambs

Fg Off Leonard Butler (32) killed (RAFO)

Hilbert Gustav Hamer (35) killed

17.6.29 Handley Page W.10 G-EBMT "City of Ottawa", Imperial Airways

Crash-landed into the English Channel 3m off Dungeness following engine failure

Mme Louise B÷siger drowned (Swiss)

Mrs Annie Gerzon (36) drowned (Dutch)

Mrs Emmie Ickerson (56) drowned (Australian)

Leon Thomas Malcolm (44) drowned (Canadian)

Adolph Meister (74) drowned (American)

Miss Jean Roberts drowned

Alfred Freeman Smith (64) drowned (Australian)

Rudolph Paul David Brailli injured (pilot)

Nigel Robert Barnett injured (engineer)

Allen Ernest Fleming injured (Australian)

Mrs Margery Fleming injured (Australian)

Miss Marjorie Smith injured (Australian)

Homer Willard Tatham injured (American)

17.6.29 Siskin IIIDC J9196, 3 Sqn, Upavon

Wings folded back during aerobatics, near Netheravon

Plt Off James Ernest Jorgensen (21) killed

Sgt Charles Benjamin Groom (28) killed

27.6.29 Siskin IIIA J8949, 56 Sqn, North Weald

Failed to recover from spin, Hendon

Fg Off Vickers Osborne Eyre (23) killed

2.7.29 Atlas, 1 FTS, Netheravon

Crashed, near Netheravon

Plt Off Ronald Yule Bootes (22) killed

4.7.29 Avro 504K G-AAED, J Sale & A Barnett, Shoreham

Spun in on downwind approach, Stag Lane

Ernest John Anthony Barnett (22) killed

William John Williams (22) killed

Plt Off Dermott Patrick Howard Esler (24) died 5.8.29 (RAFO)

9.7.29 DH.9J G-EBOQ, Armstrong Whitworth Reserve School

Stalled and spun when landing, Whitley, Coventry

Fg Off John Douglas Williamson (21) died 27.7.29 (RAFO)

11.7.29 Avro 504N, 1 FTS, Netheravon

Dived in on approach to forced landing, near Trowbridge

Plt Off Reginald Montague Swaine (19) killed

17.7.29 Fairey IIIF, 207 Sqn, Eastchurch

Crashed in sea off low roll, Skipsea range, Yorks

Fg Off Stanley Frank Prince (24) drowned

LAC Edward William Buttenshaw (22) killed

19.7.29 DH.60X Moth G-EBZS, DH School of Flying

Spun in off loop, near Borehamwood

Plt Off Walter Patrick Dillon Bennett (21) killed (RAFO)

28.7.29 Simmonds Spartan G-AAMC, National Flying Services Ltd

Spun in during low aerobatics and caught fire, Hanworth

Fg Off Jack Harley Caulfield (25) died 30.7.29 (RAFO)

29.7.29 DH.60G Moth G-AAJU, Capt George F Boyle, Heston

Midair collision with G-AAKL, Valley Farm, near Kingsbury

Capt George Frederick Boyle (36) killed

29.7.29 DH.60G Moth G-AAKL, The De Havilland Aircraft Co Ltd, Stag Lane

Midair collision with G-AAJU, Valley Farm, near Kingsbury

Fg Off (Hon Flt Lt) Arthur Statham White (37) killed (RAFO)

Frederick Lincoln Knight (32) killed

14.8.29 Gamecock I J7914, 23 Sqn, Kenley

Stalled off steep turn after take-off, Sutton Bridge

Fg Off Charles Henry Jones (24) killed

10.9.29 Siskin IIIA, 17 Sqn, Upavon

Crashed, Upavon

Plt Off Lawrence Errington Jeff Lucas (20) killed

19.9.29 Avro 548 G-AABW, Surrey Flying Services, Croydon

Stalled and spun, near Welling Station

Arthur Norman Brunning (28) killed

Stanley Victor Annis injured

23.9.29 DH.60M Moth G-AAHB, E M Tiarks

Crashed, Hambrook, Bristol; rebuilt as G-AASR?

Edward Matthias Tiarks (24) killed

Lt Edward Victor Somerset (26) killed

23.9.29 Atlas TM J9471, 3 FTS, Grantham

Spun in on practice forced landing approach, near Grantham

LAC Ernest George Pritchard Lane (21) killed

Flt Lt Reginald Pyne injured

3.10.29 Virginia X J7424, 58 Sqn, Worthy Down

Airman killed swinging propeller at night, Upper Heyford

AC1 George William Edgley (19) killed

10.10.29 Atlas TM J9440, 1 FTS, Netheravon

Crashed and caught fire after collision with J9437, Netheravon

LAC Thomas White Caird alias Thomas White Kelly (25) killed

Plt Off Hugh Dunsmuir Primrose injured in J9437

11.10.29 Siskin IIIA, 29 Sqn, North Weald

Hit factory roof on low pass and caught fire, Brough

Fg Off John Clarke (24) killed

28.10.29 Horsley TB Mk. II S1245, 36 Sqn, Donibristle

Crashed in sea near HMS Argus, Firth of Forth, near Queensferry

AC2 Robert Henry Wilson (24) killed

Flt Lt Alexander Harold James Howlett injured

6.11.29 Junkers G.24 D-903 "Oberschlesien", Deutsche Lufthansa

Crashed on hill in fog, Foster Down, Bletchingley,

between Godstone and Caterham, Surrey

Bruno Rodschinka (38) killed (1st pilot)

Prince Eugen zu Schaumburg-Lippe (30) died 9.11.29 (2nd pilot)

Wilhelm Ullrich (36) killed (mechanic)

Heinrich Niklas (31) killed (wireless operator)

Herbert John Gaspar (40) killed

David Leo Jones (26) killed

Granville Thomas Guthrie Milne (42) killed

Lt Cdr George Pearson Glen Kidston injured

3.12.29 Bristol Fighter IIIDC J8454, Home Aircraft Depot, Henlow

Dived in inverted after becoming lost, Clifton, near Henlow

Fg Off Harold Vernon Forbes (24) killed

Fg Off Donald Vernon Ivins injured


1930 - 1934


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