Accident Avro 504A A427, Friday 18 May 1917
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Date:Friday 18 May 1917
Type:Silhouette image of generic A504 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Avro 504A
Owner/operator:62 Sqn RFC
Registration: A427
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:RFC Filton Aerodrome, Filton, Bristol, Gloucestershire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:RFC Rendcomb, Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Destination airport:RFC Filton Aerodrome, Filton, Bristol, Gloucetershire
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
18.5.17: Avro 504A A427, 62 Squadron, RFC Rendcomb, Cirencester, Gloucestershire. Written off (destroyed) when Side slipped and nose dived with engine "fully on", RFC Filton Aerodrome, Filton, Bristol, Gloucestershire. Pilot was reportedly on his "navigation qualifying" cross country flight. Pilot - 2nd Lt John Raymond Waller (aged 22) - was killed. According to the aircraft accident record card for Avro 504A A427:

"Court of Inquiry 87/acc/113
Flying accident. Pilot stalled machine with left hand down - side slipped with engine fully on. It was the opinion of the Court of Inquiry that the accident was caused by the pilot attempting a steep turn with insufficient flying speed thus causing the machine to slide slip and nose dive. Machine was in perfect flying order before flight"



Revision history:

05-Feb-2019 00:13 Dr. John Smith Added
06-Feb-2019 16:25 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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