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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 218821
Last updated: 28 April 2019
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Date:17-JAN-1916
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:6 (Reserve) Sqn RFC
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Catterick Garrison, Catterick, North Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RFC Catterick, North Yorkshire
Destination airport:RFC Catterick, North Yorkshire
Narrative:
17.1.16: Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2c of 6 (Reserve Air) Squadron RFC, RFC Catterick. Written off (destroyed) when Crashed at Catterick Garrison, Catterick, North Yorkshire. Pilot - 2nd Lt Alastair Ross (aged 27) - was killed. According to a contemporary report in Flight magazine (January 27 1916 page 88 - see link #2)

"Fatal Accident in Yorkshire.

WHILE flying at an aerodrome in Yorkshire, on the 17th inst., Lieut. Alastair Ross, R.F.C., met with a fatal accident. The weather was line and calm, and when the machine had risen to a Moderate height, it suddenly crashed to the ground and burst into flames."

Sources:

1. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1916.htm
2. http://www.rafmuseumstoryvault.org.uk/archive/ross-a.-alaistair
3. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/326419/ross,-alastair/
4. Flight magazine (January 27 1916 page 88): https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1916/1916%20-%200088.html
5. Aberdeen in the Great War By Derek Tait


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Nov-2018 20:17 Dr.John Smith Added
07-Dec-2018 13:16 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
20-Jan-2019 22:09 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]

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