Accident Maurice Farman S.11 Shorthorn A6893, Sunday 13 May 1917
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Date:Sunday 13 May 1917
Type:Maurice Farman S.11 Shorthorn
Owner/operator:68 Sqn RFC
Registration: A6893
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:RFC Bramham Moor, North Yorkshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:RFC Bramham Moor, Tadcaster, North Yorkshire
Destination airport:RFC Bramham Moor, North Yorkshire
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
3.5.17: Maurice Farman S.11 Shorthorn A6893, 68 (Reserve) Squadron, RFC Bramham Moor. Written off (destroyed) when Crashed on first solo, due to error of judgement, RFC Bramham Moor, 3 miles WSW of Tadcaster, North Yorkshire. According to the aircraft accident record card for Maurice Farman S.11 Shorthorn A6893:
"Court of Inquiry 87/7954 (30/6/17)
Flying accident. Error of judgement, whilst on first solo flight. Machine OK before flight. It was the opinion of the Court of Inquiry that the accident was caused through some error of judgement on the part of the pilot"
2nd Lt Arthur Douglas Mountstephen MERCHANT (pilot) RFC -killed.



Revision history:

04-Feb-2019 23:33 Dr. John Smith Added
06-Feb-2019 16:25 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]
07-May-2020 08:35 MIG21 Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Narrative, Operator]
12-Feb-2021 15:46 Anon. Updated [Location, Narrative, Operator]

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