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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 220792
Last updated: 28 April 2019
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Date:14-JAN-1917
Time:day
Type:Henry Farman HF.20
Owner/operator:10 (Reserve) Sqn RFC
Registration: A1183
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RFC Joyce Green, Dartford, Kent -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RFC Joyce Green, Dartford, Kent
Destination airport:RFC Joyce Green, Dartford, Kent
Narrative:
14.1.17: Henry Farman HF.20 A1183, 10 (Reserve) Squadron, RFC Joyce Green, Dartford, Kent. Written off (destroyed) when Nose dived and crashed from an altitude of 200 feet, RFC Joyce Green, Dartford, Kent. Passenger - 2nd Lt Vicat Scott Taylor (aged 24, on attachment from the Public Schools Battalion, Royal Fusiliers) - was killed; pilot, 2nd Lt Douglas Alwyn Rougier Chapman was injured. The cause of the accident was attributed to "pupil inexperience or instructor's error".

According to the aircraft accident record card for Henry Farman HF.20 A1183 (see link #3)

"Court of Inquiry 87/9402
1/2/17
Flying accident possibly either due to Lt Taylors inexperience or Lt. Chapman's error of judgement. Court of Inquiry could not ascertain who had control of the machine at the time of the accident"

Sources:

1. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1917.htm
2. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/381401/taylor,-vicat-scott/
3. http://www.rafmuseumstoryvault.org.uk/archive/taylor-v.s.-vicat-scott
4. https://www.rbsremembers.com/remembers/our-fallen/t/vicat-taylor.html
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Joyce_Green#Accidents_and_incidents
6. https://stbarnabasclaphamcommon.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/war-memorial-names.pdf
7. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/24758117/vicat-scott-taylor


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Jan-2019 00:09 Dr. John Smith Added
14-Jan-2019 08:16 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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