Accident Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2c 4590,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 220970
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Date:Saturday 3 March 1917
Type:Silhouette image of generic be2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2c
Owner/operator:20 (Reserve) Sqn RFC
Registration: 4590
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:near RFC Wye, Boughton Corner Farm, Bramble Lane, Ashford, Kent -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:RFC Wye, Ashford, Kent
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
3.3.17: Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2c No.4590, 20 (Reserve) Squadron, RFC Wye. Written off (destroyed) when stalled, crashed and caught fire on impact with the ground, near RFC Wye, Boughton Corner Farm, Bramble Lane, Ashford, Kent. Pilot - 2nd Lt Duncan Vincent Slattery (aged 19, on attachment from the Hampshire Regiment) - was killed. According to the aircraft accident record card for B.E.2c No.4590 (see link #3)

"Court of Inquiry 87/7954
Flying accident. Nose dived from 100 feet and caught fire. Error of judgement by pilot. It is the opinion of the Court of Inquiry that the accident was caused due to an Error of judgement, leading to machine nose diving and catching fire."



Revision history:

20-Jan-2019 23:37 Dr. John Smith Added
22-Jan-2019 19:31 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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