Accident de Havilland DH-4 AS-32098,
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Date:Wednesday 19 June 1918
Type:Silhouette image of generic dh4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
de Havilland DH-4
Registration: AS-32098
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Wilbur Wright Field, Fairfield, OH -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Fatal accident due to structural failure.
Lt. Frank Stuart Patterson, was killed in the crash.
The aircraft was test flown with a new mechanism for synchronizing machine gun and propeller. A tie rod broke during a dive from 15,000 feet (4,600 m), causing the wings to separate from the aircraft.




Photo: The U.S. National Archives

Revision history:

27-Oct-2017 16:27 Sergey L. Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Nature, Source]
12-Jan-2018 13:47 harro Updated [Phase, Narrative]
12-Dec-2020 18:05 harro Updated [Photo]

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