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Type:Silhouette image of generic be2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2c
Owner/operator:RNAS Chingford
Registration: 1115
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:near Angmering, West Sussex -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RNAS Chingford, Essex
Destination airport:
24.3.17: Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2c No.1115, RNAS Chingford. Substantially damaged when aircraft turned, side slipped and hit ground near Angmering, West Sussex, en route from RNAS Chingford; aircraft later repaired and returned to service. Pilot - Flt Sub-Lt Arthur Francis Harvey (aged 18) - was killed

According to a contemporary report in "Flight" magazine (March 29, 1917 page 292 - see link #4):

"Fatal Accidents
An inquest was held at Angmering (Sussex) on March 26th on Flight Sub-Lieut. A. F. Harvey. The officer was making a cross-country flight preparatory to receiving his pilot's certificate, and was passing over Angmering on March 24th. Suddenly his machine was seen to turn sharply to the right when it side-slipped and nose-dived to the ground from a height of about 60 feet. A verdict of "Accidental Death" was recorded."


4. Flight magazine (March 29, 1917 page 292):
6. Littlehampton Observer 28 March 1917 page 4

Revision history:

26-Jan-2019 15:30 Dr. John Smith Added
26-Jan-2019 19:48 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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