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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 121785
Last updated: 1 December 2021
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Time:c. 1730
Type:Silhouette image of generic BFIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bristol F.2b Fighter
Owner/operator:British Air Mission Royal Air Force (British Air Mission RAF)
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Near Indianapolis Speedway -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Greenfield
Destination airport:Indianapolis
Stalled and spun from about 600 feet when approaching Indianapolis to land. The pilot and one of his passengers were killed and the other passenger, Lt R.W. Pickett USAAS, received serious injuries.
Pilot : Captain Joseph Joel Hammond, RAF.
J.L. Kinder, passenger.

'Joe' Hammond was born in New Zealand in 1886 and was a pioneering aviator in Australasia.
In January 1911 he had made the first practical aeroplane flights in Australia piloting a Bristol Boxkite on a demonstration tour for its makers.
At the time of his death Capt. Hammond was reputed to be the most experienced of all British pilots, with an unconfirmed 6,000 flying hours.


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Revision history:

17-Apr-2011 23:45 angels one five Added
18-Apr-2011 06:36 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
06-Jan-2012 02:08 angels one five Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
12-Apr-2017 00:04 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
12-Jan-2018 07:04 angels one five Updated [Other fatalities, Narrative]
12-Jan-2018 07:43 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
17-Oct-2019 19:31 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
27-Nov-2019 12:07 Anon. Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]
12-Jun-2020 19:03 angels one five Updated [Location]

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