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    Default Vickers Virginia, Warkworth, Northumberland 1927

    Hi,

    I am seeking any information regarding this aircraft from 7 Sqn.
    Crashed 23rdish March 1927 Eastfield Farm, Warkworth, Northumberland

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    Chris

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    Date appears to be 23rd March 1927 crew Flt/Lt C F Toogood and F/O Stokes and two mechanics and belonged to no 7 Sqn the aeroplane came from
    Leuchars en route to Norfolk and crashed through hedge after forced landing due to engine failure. The two officers were who are listed as pilots were hospitalised but did not have serious injuries The two mechanics were uninjured
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    Hi Paul,

    Any idea of the serial no.

    I have scoured the Air Britain J1-J9999 and drawn a blank.

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    Last edited by Chris Davies; 27th December 2016 at 22:02. Reason: addition

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    No idea on serial - I too looked in J Serials without luck maybe one which was repaired at makers but no incident listed

    best hope is a photo or report appearing in local press on British newspaper archives

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    Amongst other newspapers reporting the accident at the time, there's a report in the Dundee Evening Telegraph of March 24th 1927 headed "Giant 'Plane's Crash into Hedge."

    It reports that the Virginia came down at South Side Farm, some 3 miles from Warkworth. The aircraft was 'badly damaged, one of the great wings and one propeller being completely wrecked.'

    Southside Farm is due west of Warkworth.

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    Hi Simon,
    Many thanks also.

    Several newspaper report have one wing and undercarriage torn off, also forward cockpit badly damaged.

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    From ABS

    J6992

    ...... TOC 9 Sqdn 3.27; MKRS repair on Cont No
    770245/27 TOC 11.27 - 1.28; MKRS 1.28 .......

    possibility?

    dg

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    Could be but aircraft I think with 7Sqn?

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    Hi-This crash was on Wednesday 23rd March,1927 and I have the Pilot as Stocks,the Navigator was Toogood and the 2 Leading Aircraftsman were Pink and Crisp.
    On Tuesday before the crash this aircraft made a forced landing at Bamburgh due to engine trouble.The photograph that I have of the crash does not show the serial number.

    Philip
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    Phillip thanks for the additional details especially the names of the airmen

    Out of interest does it carry any Sqn markings on photo ?

    Thanks Paul

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