Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Flying Accident Card

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Woking, Surrey
    Posts
    544
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default Flying Accident Card

    Can someone please help me understand a Flying Accident Card from a SFTS unit.

    It has A:B:C, my case B. Not sure what this means.

    W:R:M, mine states W - Wreck?

    Lots of other comments but not sure they will have any real interest/meaning.

    Regards,

    Nick

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Stockport, UK
    Posts
    1,197
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    The card that you have is an early style one.

    The W:R:M is the damage category

    From the RAF Museum list of abbreviations they were:
    W = Write Off
    R = Repair on site not possible
    M(u) = Capable of being repaired on site by the unit
    M(c) = Repairable but beyond the parent unit's capacity
    There was also a Cat U which was undamaged.

    The A:B:C was used as a very brief general cause identification. On the mid-1930s forms there was a box labelled Nature which had A, B or C.

    Of the early war forms that I have all of the fatal accidents (all controlled flight into terrain) were A. The force landing / crash landing and the odd abandonment due to mechanical failure regardless of damage to aircraft seemed to be C
    Alan Clark

    Peak District Air Accident Research

    http://www.peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk/

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Woking, Surrey
    Posts
    544
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Thanks Alan. Just the job.

    Nick

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •