Accident Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2c 1133,
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Date:Sunday 19 September 1915
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 Whitley Bay
Registration: 1133
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Hartley, ½m from Whitley Bay aerodrome, Whitley Bay, Northumberland -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:RNAS Whitley Bay, Nortumberland
Destination airport:RNAS Whitley Bay, Nortumberland
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
19.9.15: Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2c No. 1133, RNAS Whitley Bay. Written off (destroyed) when Spun into the ground off a flat turn and caught fire on impact, Hartley, ½m from Whitley Bay aerodrome, Whitley Bay, Northumberland. Pilot - Flt Sub-Lt Douglas Archibald Hay (aged 25) - died 20.9.15 (next day) of injuries sustained

RNAS Whitley Bay was about a mile and a half north of the village, adjacent to St Mary's lighthouse. The site had been a rifle range before the war. It is now used as a caravan park. The death of Douglas Archibald Hay was the only fatality during the operational life of RNAS Whitley Bay.



Revision history:

27-Nov-2018 22:24 Dr.John Smith Added
09-Dec-2018 22:56 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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