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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 220970
Last updated: 11 October 2019
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Date:03-MAR-1917
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic be2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2c
Owner/operator:20 (Reserve) Sqn RFC
Registration: 4590
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near RFC Wye, Boughton Corner Farm, Bramble Lane, Ashford, Kent -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RFC Wye, Ashford, Kent
Destination airport:
Narrative:
3.3.17: Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2c No.4590, 20 (Reserve) Squadron, RFC Wye. Written off (destroyed) when stalled, crashed and caught fire on impact with the ground, near RFC Wye, Boughton Corner Farm, Bramble Lane, Ashford, Kent. Pilot - 2nd Lt Duncan Vincent Slattery (aged 19, on attachment from the Hampshire Regiment) - was killed. According to the aircraft accident record card for B.E.2c No.4590 (see link #3)

"Court of Inquiry 87/7954
16/3/17
Flying accident. Nose dived from 100 feet and caught fire. Error of judgement by pilot. It is the opinion of the Court of Inquiry that the accident was caused due to an Error of judgement, leading to machine nose diving and catching fire."

Sources:

1. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1917.htm
2. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/356989/slattery,-duncan-vincent/
3. http://www.rafmuseumstoryvault.org.uk/archive/slattery-d.v.-duncan-vincent
4. https://airwar19141918.wordpress.com/tag/duncan-vincent-slattery/
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Wye


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
20-Jan-2019 23:37 Dr. John Smith Added
22-Jan-2019 19:31 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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