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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Status:
Date:Monday 11 August 1919
Type:Felixstowe Fury
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: N123
C/n / msn:
First flight: 1918-11-11 (9 months)
Engines: 5 Rolls-Royce Eagle VIII
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Felixtowe RNAS (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Felixstowe RNAS, United Kingdom
Destination airport:Felixstowe RNAS, United Kingdom
Narrative:
The Felixstowe Fury was test flown off Felixstowe, U.K, on the eve of a flight to Cape Town, South Africa.
Shortly after takeoff the Fury sideslipped and impacted the water.

Sources:
» NY Times, 12-8-1919
» Flight International, 14-8-1919


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