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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 218447
Last updated: 27 April 2019
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Date:24-DEC-1914
Time:
Type:Maurice Farman MF.7 Longhorn
Owner/operator:RNAS Hendon
Registration: 909
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Hendon Aerodrome, Hendon, Middlesex -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Hendon Aerodrome, Hendon, Middlesex
Destination airport:Hendon Aerodrome, Hendon, Middlesex
Narrative:
24.12.14: Maurice Farman Longhorn 909, RNAS, Hendon. Written off (destroyed) when dived into the ground from 150-200 feet, on approach to Hendon Aerodrome, Hendon, Middlesex. Pilot - Flt Sub-Lt Bernard Osbourne Ffield (aged 20) - was killed (died of injuries sustained). He had only been awarded his Aviator's Certificate (No.988) by the Royal Aero Club on 10.12.1914, just two weeks later.

Sources:

1. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1916.htm
2. http://www.naval-history.net/xDKCas1914-12Dec.htm
3. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/388157/ffield,-/
4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_pilots_awarded_an_Aviator%27s_Certificate_by_the_Royal_Aero_Club_in_1914
5. Flight magazine 25 December 1914. page 1232: https://www.flightglobal.com/FlightPDFArchive/1914/1914%20-%201232.PDF


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Nov-2018 01:28 Dr.John Smith Added

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