Accident Sopwith Admiralty Type 860 928, Monday 26 April 1915
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Date:Monday 26 April 1915
Time:
Type:Sopwith Admiralty Type 860
Owner/operator:HMS Ben-my-Chree RNAS
Registration: 928
MSN: 4
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Southampton Water, Calshot, Hampshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Southampton Water, Calshot, Hampshire
Destination airport:Southampton Water, Hampshire
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
RNAS Serial No.928 was wrecked when it crashed into Southampton Water, at Calshot, Hampshire on 26th April 1915, after just two days in service and on its first test flight from HMS Ben-my-Chree, “Type 860” floatplane No.928 crashed from 600 feet, after banking slightly with the engine throttled back, possibly intending to alight but side-slipping into a nosedive beside the ship. Both crew - Flt Sub Lt Stephen Medlicott RNAS (aged 23) & Air-Mechanic Henry G Hughes (aged 26) - were killed.

Sources:

1. Air Enthusiast 56
2. http://www.islandeye.co.uk/history/aircraft_aerospace_and_airfields/wight-no-2-navy-plane.html
3. https://h2g2.com/edited_entry/A430886
4. http://www.hampshireairfields.co.uk/hancrash.html
5. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1916.htm
6. http://www.everymanremembered.org/profiles/soldier/3055969/
7. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/3055969/MEDLICOTT,%20STEPHEN
8. http://www.thepeerage.com/p19394.htm
9. https://www.kingstonaviation.org/sopwith-day-by-day/1915.html
10. https://s3.amazonaws.com/oldweather/ADM53-35178/0017_1.jpg

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-Feb-2017 19:40 Dr.John Smith Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
14-Feb-2017 18:22 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
25-Nov-2018 01:52 Dr.John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Narrative]
26-Nov-2018 16:30 Dr.John Smith Updated [Registration, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Dec-2019 16:13 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Operator]
13-Jul-2023 05:45 Anon. Updated
24-Jul-2023 18:24 Nepa Updated

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