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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 67273
Last updated: 6 December 2019
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Date:19-JUN-1918
Time:
Type:de Havilland DH-4
Owner/operator:
Registration: AS-32098
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Wilbur Wright Field, Fairfield, OH -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Test
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Fatal accident due to structural failure.
Lt. Frank Stuart Patterson, was killed in the crash.
The aircraft was test flown with a new mechanism for synchronizing machine gun and propeller. A tie rod broke during a dive from 15,000 feet (4,600 m), causing the wings to separate from the aircraft.

Sources:

#http://www.aviationarchaeology.com#
http://web.archive.org/web/20170108093419/http://www.baaa-acro.com/1918/archives/crash-of-a-de-havilland-dh-4-in-wright-patterson-afb-1-killed/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Oct-2017 16:27 Sergey L. Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Nature, Source]
12-Jan-2018 13:47 harro Updated [Phase, Narrative]

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