Accident Vickers FB.9 Gunbus 5288,
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Date:Thursday 1 March 1917
Type:Vickers FB.9 Gunbus
Owner/operator:6 (Reserve) Sqn RFC
Registration: 5288
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:RFC Catterick Garrison, Catterick, North Yorkshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:RFC Catterick Garrison, Catterick, North Yorkshire
Destination airport:RFC Catterick Garrison, Catterick, North Yorkshire
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
1.3.17: Vickers F.B.9 Gunbus No.5288, 6 (Reserve) Squadron, RFC Catterick Garrison, Catterick. Written off (destroyed) when Stalled and nose dived, RFC Catterick Garrison, Catterick, North Yorkshire. Of the two crew, one - 2nd Lt John Alfred Hare (attached from the 10th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment) - was killed; the pilot - Lt Walter Edward Birch - was injured.

According to the aircraft accident record card for Vickers FB.5 Gunbus No.5288 (see link #3):

"Court of Inquiry 87/7954
Flying accident. Pupil pilot taking control of machine, contrary to instructions. Lost flying speed at 100 feet, and nose dived into the ground. Machine completely wrecked."



Revision history:

20-Jan-2019 21:11 Dr. John Smith Added
20-Jan-2019 21:16 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Embed code]
22-Jan-2019 19:30 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]
24-Jul-2023 18:34 Nepa Updated [[Operator]]

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