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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 193594
Last updated: 24 January 2021
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Date:28-JUN-1838
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic BALL model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Royal Victoria Gas Balloon
Owner/operator:George Graham
Registration: Unregistered
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Marylebone Road, London -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Vauxhall, Southwark, London
Destination airport:
Narrative:
On 28/6/1838, the Gas balloon "Royal Victoria", piloted by George Graham, was involved in an unsusual fatal accident when a bystander was hit by a stone dislodged from a building by his balloon, whilst is was flyoing low over the Marylebone Road, in Central London. The bystander, John Fley (aged 26) died of injuries sustained on 16/7/1838.

The two crew of the "Royal Victoria" Gas Balloon - Captain Currie (pilot) and Mrs Margaret Graham (passenger) - were unhurt, and the balloon sustained only minor damage

Sources:

1. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1916.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Feb-2017 19:38 Dr.John Smith Added

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