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    Default Handley Page bomber crash landed Harrow School Rugby fields 192?

    I have seen picture of a Handley Page bomber that crash landed on Harrow School Rugby Pitches with injury to 4 crew. This incident has to be before April 1929 but can anyone I'd the date and aircraft involved?

    Many thanks Paul

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    Paul,

    The longest journey Wg Cdr Newman could recall as a Hyderabad pilot with 99 Sqn was in Hyderabad J9031, from Upper Heyford to Edinburgh on October 12, 1928. The same Hyderabad nearly became a write-off on February 15, 1929, when it forced-landed on Harrow School's playing fields where it demolished rugby posts as it careered downhill before smashing into a tree. Luckily, there were no serious casualties.

    See:
    By Day and by Night:RAF Inter-war Biplane Bombers.
    Handley Page Hyderabad and its derivatives, the Hinaidi and Clive.
    Thetford,Owen.
    Aeroplane Monthly. September, 1993. (Vol.21. No.9. Issue No.245) p.21.

    Col.
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    Col


    Thanks you have the most impressive library there and how you find the info in itcis a marvel. It has to be one very impressive indexing system!

    Will post link to newspaper photo later

    Paul

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    Australian Newspaper Picture of incident


    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article38881164

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    Paul,

    Should you be interested there was a very comprehensuve report in The Times on 16 Feb, naming the six crew, and describing their injuries - mostly cuts and bruises, but one broken collar-bone.

    Brian

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    Brian thanks for that - I now have a copy of Times article and crew as follows
    Flying Officer Percy Hill - Broken Collar-Bone
    P/O William R Worstall - Injured Ribs
    F/O J F Moir - Cuts on the face
    F/O H C V Jolleff - Bruises
    LAC G Jones - Injuries to ear
    ACM W Harvey - Injuries to face and head

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