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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 221056
Last updated: 6 December 2019
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Date:13-MAR-1917
Time:day
Type:Airco DH.2
Owner/operator:10 (Reserve) Sqn RFC
Registration: A4786
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Deptford Marshes, near 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:
13.3.17: Airco (DeHavilland) D.H.2 A4786, 10 (Reserve) Squadron, RFC Joyce Green. Written off (destroyed) when failed to recover from a spin and nose-dived into Deptford Marshes, near RFC Joyce Green, Dartford, Kent. Pilot - 2nd Lt Joseph Henry Ideson (aged 25, attached from the Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby) Regiment) - was killed.

According to the aircraft accident record card for DH.2 A4786 (see link #3):

"Court of Inquiry 87/7954
16/3/17
Flying accident. Banked at 1,000 feet, and developed spinning nose dive. Pilot had lack of experience on fast machines. No fault of machine"

Sources:

1. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1917.htm
2. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/411652/ideson,-/
3. http://www.rafmuseumstoryvault.org.uk/archive/ideson-j.h.-joseph-henry
4. https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/241694-10th-reserve-squadron-rfc-march-1917/
5. http://www.cpgw.org.uk/soldier-records/joseph-henry-ideson/
6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Joyce_Green#Accidents_and_incidents


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Jan-2019 20:40 Dr. John Smith Added
24-Jan-2019 01:09 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
24-Jan-2019 13:00 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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