ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 218821
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Narrative:17.1.16: Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2c of 6 (Reserve Air) Squadron RFC, RFC Catterick. Written off (destroyed) when Crashed at Catterick Garrison, Catterick, North Yorkshire. Pilot - 2nd Lt Alastair Ross (aged 27) - was killed. According to a contemporary report in Flight magazine (January 27 1916 page 88 - see link #2)
Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2c
|Owner/operator:||6 (Reserve) Sqn RFC|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1|
|Aircraft damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Catterick Garrison, Catterick, North Yorkshire -
|Phase:|| Initial climb|
|Departure airport:||RFC Catterick, North Yorkshire|
|Destination airport:||RFC Catterick, North Yorkshire|
|Confidence Rating:|| Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources|
"Fatal Accident in Yorkshire.
WHILE flying at an aerodrome in Yorkshire, on the 17th inst., Lieut. Alastair Ross, R.F.C., met with a fatal accident. The weather was line and calm, and when the machine had risen to a Moderate height, it suddenly crashed to the ground and burst into flames."
4. Flight magazine (January 27 1916 page 88): https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1916/1916%20-%200088.html
5. Aberdeen in the Great War By Derek Tait
||Updated [Operator, Operator]|
||Dr. John Smith
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