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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 218446
Last updated: 12 November 2019
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Date:24-NOV-1914
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic be2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2c
Owner/operator:CFS RFC
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Upavon, Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RFC Upavon, Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire
Destination airport:RFC Upavon, Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire
Narrative:
24.11.14: Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2, Central Flying School, Royal Flying Corps, Upavon. Written off when dived into the ground, RFC Upavon, Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire. Pilot - 2nd Lt Henry Roland Fleming (aged 28) - was killed. According to a contemporary report in "Flight" magazine (November 27 1914, page 115 - see link #2)

"Fatal Accident on Salisbury Plain.
WHILE flying near Upavon, on Salisbury Plain, on Tuesday, Second Lieut. H. R. Fleming, of the Royal Flying Corps, met with an accident, and received injuries which terminated fatally. Evidence given at the inquest on the following day showed that the machine dived almost vertically from 1,200 ft. up, turned on its back, glided a short distance, and then dived to the ground. A verdict of "accidental death " was returned."

Sources:

1. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1916.htm
2. Flight Magazine (November 27 1914 page 1158): https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1914/1914%20-%201158.html
3. https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/235562-rfc-1914-casualties/?tab=comments#comment-2355552
4. https://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/40733
5. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/405202/fleming,-henry-roland/
6. http://www.theaerodrome.com/forum/showpost.php?p=574556&postcount=2


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Nov-2018 01:05 Dr.John Smith Added
24-Nov-2018 01:05 Dr.John Smith Updated [Narrative]
24-Nov-2018 01:06 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source]
23-Jan-2019 09:07 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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