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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 199421
Last updated: 28 April 2019
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Date:02-MAY-1916
Time:00:01 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic be2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2c
Owner/operator:RNAS (HD) Flight, Redcar
Registration: 1145
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:RNAS Redcar, North Riding of Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RNAS Redcar, North Riding of Yorkshire
Destination airport:RNAS Redcar, North Riding of Yorkshire
Narrative:
This aircraft was built by Blackburns of Leeds and was delivered new to Redcar on 19th December 1915. On 2nd May 1916 this aircraft took off at 23.00 hrs from Redcar to patrol an area between Hartlepool and Whitby, it reportedly narrowly missed Navy Zepellins L16 and L17.

On it's return to Redcar at 00.01 hrs on 3rd May it struck a small aerodrome searchlight which removed the aircraft's undercarriage. The resulting crash caused severe damage to the aircraft's engine and undersurfaces and also smashed the propeller.

The damage in May 1916 was repaired and it was returned to service, it was transferred to RNAS Cranwell on 24th May 1916 before suffering another repairable accident on 18th July 1917. It was deleted from stock some time later, probably after another mishap on the 2nd November 1917.

Pilot at the time of accident was F/Lt Bruno Philip Henry de Roeper RNAS.

Sources:

1. http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/aircraft/planes/north/1145a.html
2. http://www.nelsam.org.uk/NEAR/Losses/Losses-PreWWII.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Sep-2017 20:53 Dr. John Smith Added

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