ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 218838
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Narrative:12.3.16: Vickers F.B.5 Gunbus, 11 (Reserve) Squadron, RFC Northolt, Middlesex. Written off (destroyed) when Side slipped and nose dived into the ground, Barkingside, Essex. Of the two crew, one - William Matthew Muir (passenger, aged 56) - was killed; the pilot 2nd Lt Robert Kilpatrick Muir (aged 20, and son of William Muir) was injured. According to a contemporary report in "Flight" magazine (March 16 1916 page 214 - see link #2)
|Type:||Vickers F.B.5 Gunbus|
|Owner/operator:||11 (Reserve) Sqn RFC|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2|
|Aircraft damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Barkingside, Essex -
|Departure airport:||RFC Northolt, Ruislip, Middlesex|
|Destination airport:||Barkingside, Essex|
|Confidence Rating:|| Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources|
"Two Fatal Accidents.
IT is with regret that we have to record two accidents on Saturday, 12th inst., which resulted in three lives being lost.
In one case, Capt. G. C N. Nicholson and his mechanic, James H. Martin, were flying a military machine which, at a height of 250 ft., side slipped while banking and then dived to the ground. Both the pilot and mechanic died while being taken to hospital.
In the other accident. Second Lieut. R. Kilpatrick Muir was landing after a flight with his father, Mr. William Muir, when the machine was caught by a gust of wind and crashed to the ground. Mr. Muir was thrown out and killed instantly, but his son escaped with slight injuries."
2. "Flight" magazine (March 16 1916 page 214): https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1916/1916%20-%200214.html?search=William%20Matthew%20Muir
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