Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A2689 (10/12/1916)

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A2689 was being utilised for a training exercise at Narborough Aerodrome on 10th December 1916

Its crew comprised:

  • Sgt E Jones
  • Sgt Blake

The Casualty Card shows: After taking off, the aircraft made a slight bank which developed into steep bank; could not move control lever enough to regain level; machine side-slipped and nosedived. Both crew members were injured


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Casualty Card (Incident)

Jones E Incident

[Source: RAF Museum]

E Jones

Routine Orders show that E Jones was admitted to Swaffham College Hospital as a result of the accident and was discharged on 19th December 1916.

Court of Enquiry

A Court of Enquiry was convened on 28th December 1916 to enquire into damage to aeroplane hangar and injuries to men by aircraft A2689 on 10th December 1916

Armstrong-Whitworth FK8 A2689

The aircraft was struck off charge of the squadron and the RFC on 28th December 1916


Notes:

The Casualty Card (Incident) does not provide any details about the injuries and there are no Casualty Cards (Person) for either Jones or Blake