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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 220537
Last updated: 9 April 2019
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Date:27-NOV-1916
Time:day
Type:Airco DH.2
Owner/operator:CFS RFC
Registration: 5941
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near RFC Upavon, Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RFC Upavon, Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
27.11.16: Airco (DeHavilland) D.H.2 No.5941, Central Flying School, RFC Upavon. Written off (destroyed) when spun into the ground after engine failure, near RFC Upavon, Wiltshire. Pilot - 2nd Lt James Gardner (aged 23) - was killed. According to the aircraft record card for DH.2 No.5941 (see link #3)

"Court of Inquiry 87/9016
4/12/16
Flying accident, Spun into ground after failure to use rudder after engine had stopped. The aeroplane stalled after coming out of a left handed spin, there not being sufficient height for the pilot to regain control again. There is no evidence to show why the airplane got into such a spin. Aeroplane apparently in good order before flight"

Sources:

1. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1916.htm
2. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/666777/gardner,-james/
3. http://www.rafmuseumstoryvault.org.uk/archive/7000271552-gardner-j.-james


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Jan-2019 21:51 Dr. John Smith Added
17-Jan-2019 18:59 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type]
23-Jan-2019 09:10 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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