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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 204162
Last updated: 24 October 2019
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Date:01-OCT-1910
Time:day
Type:Farman III
Owner/operator:Captain Bertram Dickson FRGS RHA
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Milan -   Italy
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Demo/Airshow/Display
Departure airport:Milan, Italy
Destination airport:Milan, Italy
Narrative:
The first documented case of a mid-air collision involving two fixed-wing aircraft occurred during the "Milano Circuito Aereo Internazionale" meeting in Italy on 1 October 1910.

Frenchman René Thomas, flying an Antoinette IV monoplane, collided with British Army Captain Bertram Dickson who was flying a Farman III biplane. The Antoinette IV reportedly hit the tail of the Farman. Both pilots survived however, although Bertram Dickson survived, he never fully recovered from his injuries, which contributed to his early death on 28 September 1913. His body was buried in the Highland village of Achanalt in Ross and Cromarty.

Sources:

1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bertram_Dickson
2. https://books.google.nl/books?id=Sd4DAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PP1&hl=nl&pg=PA91#v=onepage&q=Milan&f=false
3. https://www.scienceandsociety.co.uk/results.asp?image=10304784&wwwflag=2&imagepos=40
4. https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1910/1910%20-%200830.html
5. http://earlyaviators.com/edickson.htm

Artists impression of the collision: First air-plane collision 1910

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-Jan-2018 10:58 harro Added
12-Feb-2019 19:36 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Time, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]
12-Feb-2019 19:55 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Destination airport]
12-Feb-2019 19:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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