Accident Henry Farman HF.20 A1183,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 220792
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Date:Sunday 14 January 1917
Type:Henry Farman HF.20
Owner/operator:10 (Reserve) Sqn RFC
Registration: A1183
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:RFC Joyce Green, Dartford, Kent -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:RFC Joyce Green, Dartford, Kent
Destination airport:RFC Joyce Green, Dartford, Kent
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
14.1.17: Henry Farman HF.20 A1183, 10 (Reserve) Squadron, RFC Joyce Green, Dartford, Kent. Written off (destroyed) when Nose dived and crashed from an altitude of 200 feet, RFC Joyce Green, Dartford, Kent. Passenger - 2nd Lt Vicat Scott Taylor (aged 24, on attachment from the Public Schools Battalion, Royal Fusiliers) - was killed; pilot, 2nd Lt Douglas Alwyn Rougier Chapman was injured. The cause of the accident was attributed to "pupil inexperience or instructor's error".

According to the aircraft accident record card for Henry Farman HF.20 A1183 (see link #3)

"Court of Inquiry 87/9402
Flying accident possibly either due to Lt Taylors inexperience or Lt. Chapman's error of judgement. Court of Inquiry could not ascertain who had control of the machine at the time of the accident"



Revision history:

14-Jan-2019 00:09 Dr. John Smith Added
14-Jan-2019 08:16 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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