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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 218663
Last updated: 1 October 2019
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Date:19-SEP-1915
Time:
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 Whitley Bay
Registration: 1133
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Hartley, m from Whitley Bay aerodrome, Whitley Bay, Northumberland -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RNAS Whitley Bay, Nortumberland
Destination airport:RNAS Whitley Bay, Nortumberland
Narrative:
19.9.15: Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2c No. 1133, RNAS Whitley Bay. Written off (destroyed) when Spun into the ground off a flat turn and caught fire on impact, Hartley, m from Whitley Bay aerodrome, Whitley Bay, Northumberland. Pilot - Flt Sub-Lt Douglas Archibald Hay (aged 25) - died 20.9.15 (next day) of injuries sustained

RNAS Whitley Bay was about a mile and a half north of the village, adjacent to St Mary's lighthouse. The site had been a rifle range before the war. It is now used as a caravan park. The death of Douglas Archibald Hay was the only fatality during the operational life of RNAS Whitley Bay.

Sources:

1. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1916.htm
2. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1416447/hay,-/
3. https://airwar19141918.wordpress.com/tag/douglas-archibald-hay/
4. https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/79865-whitley-bay-air-base/?tab=comments#comment-738649
5. http://www.rafmuseumstoryvault.org.uk/archive/hay-d.a.-douglas-archibald


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Nov-2018 22:24 Dr.John Smith Added
09-Dec-2018 22:56 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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