ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 234537
Last updated: 30 March 2020
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Date:20-JUN-1913
Time:
Type:Wright CH Seaplane
Owner/operator:US Navy
Registration: B-2
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Chesapeake Bay off Annapolis MD -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Annapolis
Destination airport:Kent Island
Narrative:
Lost control in turbulent weather, throwing the pilot, Ens W. D. Billingsley, from the aircraft killing him. The Passenger,Lt. Towers, stayed with the plane, sustaining injuries when the plane hit the water. The first fatality in US naval aviation.

Sources:

http://www.volaticum.com/american-magazine-of-aeronautics-volume-12-06-june-1913.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
30-Mar-2020 10:54 Cobar Added

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description