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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 220841
Last updated: 26 June 2019
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Date:01-FEB-1917
Time:day
Type:Airco DH.2
Owner/operator:CFS RFC
Registration: 7853
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RFC Upavon, Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RFC Upavon, Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire
Destination airport:RFC Upavon, Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire
Narrative:
1.2.17: Airco (DeHavilland) D.H.2 No.7853, Central Flying School, Royal Flying Corps, RFC Upavon, Wiltshire. Written off (destroyed) when side-slipped and nose dived from 150 feet, RFC Upavon, Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire. Pilot - Lt John Edgar Taylor (aged 22, formerly with the Royal Engineers) - was killed. According to the aircraft accident record card for Airco (DeHavilland) DH.2 No.7853 (see link #3):

"Court of Inquiry 87/9362
19/2/17
Flying accident, Machine side slipped and stalled from 150 feet. Error of judgement. The Court of Inquiry was of the opinion that the pilot was flying near the stalling point, with the result that the machine side slipped and nose dived. Error of judgement on the part of the pilot."


Sources:

1. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1917.htm
2. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/396689/taylor,-john-edgar/
3. http://www.rafmuseumstoryvault.org.uk/archive/taylor-j.e.-john-edgar


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-Jan-2019 18:36 Dr. John Smith Added
17-Jan-2019 19:05 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type]
23-Jan-2019 09:04 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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