ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 139472
Last updated: 29 October 2019
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Date:09-MAY-1924
Time:
Type:Westland Dreadnought
Owner/operator:Westland
Registration: J6986
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Yeovil/Westland Airport -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Yeovil/Westland Airport
Destination airport:Yeovil/Westland Airport
Narrative:
Struggled to remain airborne shortly after lifting off the runway during the prototype's maiden flight.
The Dreadnought suddenly lost height and hit the ground with the wingtip and the nose. The undercarriage was ripped off and the engine was forced back into the cockpit.

Sources:

Westland Aircraft Since 1915 / Derek James


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Oct-2011 07:09 harro Added
12-Jan-2018 12:18 harro Updated [Embed code, Narrative]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description