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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 218838
Last updated: 28 April 2019
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Date:12-MAR-1916
Time:day
Type:Vickers F.B.5 Gunbus
Owner/operator:11 (Reserve) Sqn RFC
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Barkingside, Essex -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RFC Northolt, Ruislip, Middlesex
Destination airport:Barkingside, Essex
Narrative:
12.3.16: Vickers F.B.5 Gunbus, 11 (Reserve) Squadron, RFC Northolt, Middlesex. Written off (destroyed) when Side slipped and nose dived into the ground, Barkingside, Essex. Of the two crew, one - William Matthew Muir (passenger, aged 56) - was killed; the pilot 2nd Lt Robert Kilpatrick Muir (aged 20, and son of William Muir) was injured. According to a contemporary report in "Flight" magazine (March 16 1916 page 214 - see link #2)

"Two Fatal Accidents.
IT is with regret that we have to record two accidents on Saturday, 12th inst., which resulted in three lives being lost.
In one case, Capt. G. C N. Nicholson and his mechanic, James H. Martin, were flying a military machine which, at a height of 250 ft., side slipped while banking and then dived to the ground. Both the pilot and mechanic died while being taken to hospital.

In the other accident. Second Lieut. R. Kilpatrick Muir was landing after a flight with his father, Mr. William Muir, when the machine was caught by a gust of wind and crashed to the ground. Mr. Muir was thrown out and killed instantly, but his son escaped with slight injuries."

Sources:

1. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1916.htm
2. "Flight" magazine (March 16 1916 page 214): https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1916/1916%20-%200214.html?search=William%20Matthew%20Muir


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Nov-2018 22:28 Dr.John Smith Added
30-Nov-2018 22:31 Dr.John Smith Updated [Phase, Destination airport]
02-Dec-2018 18:00 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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