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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 220825
Last updated: 5 December 2019
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Date:24-JAN-1917
Time:day
Type:Sopwith 1 Strutter
Owner/operator:43 Sqn RFC
Registration: A2392
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RFC Northolt, West Ruislip, Middlesex -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RFC Northolt, West Ruislip, Middlesex
Destination airport:
Narrative:
24.1.17: Sopwith 1 Strutter A2392, 43 Squadron, RFC Ternhill, Shropshire. Written off (destroyed) when stalled and nose dived on take-off, RFC Northolt, West Ruislip, Middlesex. Pilot - 2nd Lt Henry Dansey Addis (aged 23, formerly with the Seaforth Highlanders) - was killed. According to the aircraft accident record card for Sopwith 1 Strutter A2392:

"Court of Inquiry 87/7954
2/2/17
Flying accident. In taking off, machine stalled and nose dived. Machine completely wrecked. It is the opinion of the Court of Inquiry that the accident was caused due to error of judgement on the part of the pilot. Pilot tried a steeply banked climbing turn immediately after he left the ground and before machine had gained sufficient air speed"

Sources:

1. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1917.htm
2. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/393182/addis,-henry-dansey/
3. http://www.rafmuseumstoryvault.org.uk/archive/addis-h.d.-henry-dansey
4. https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5536373
5. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/114406061/henry-dansey-addis


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Jan-2019 23:37 Dr. John Smith Added
15-Jan-2019 13:02 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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