Accident Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2c 7326, 31 Mar 1916
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Date:31-MAR-1916
Time:night
Type:Silhouette image of generic be2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2c
Owner/operator:19 (Reserve) Sqn RFC
Registration: 7326
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RFC Northolt, Ruislip, Middlesex -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RFC Northolt, Ruislip, Middlesex
Destination airport:RFC Northolt, Ruislip, Middlesex
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
31.3.16: Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2c No. 7326, 19 (Reserve) Squadron, RFC Northolt. Written off (damaged beyond repair) when Stalled, side slipped and nose dived into the ground during landing, RFC Northolt, Ruislip, Middlesex during a night sortie (probably on an anti-zeppelin patrol). The aircraft's record card (see link #3) states that the accident was "not caused by any defect in the machine or engine" and goes on to state cause as "probably due to pilot misjudgement due to ground mist". Pilot - 2nd Lt John Winckworth Bailey (aged 33) - was killed

NOTE: According to some sources, (see link #2) the pilot's middle name was WINKWORTH (no "c") and he was serving with 11 Squadron, RFC at the time of the accident (see link #1)

Sources:

1. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1916.htm
2. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/388219/bailey,-john-winckworth/
3. http://www.rafmuseumstoryvault.org.uk/ID/?7000264260
4. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/144531163/john-winkworth-bailey
5. https://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/47524
6. http://foma-lsc.org/Downloads/Issue%2027A5.pdf
7. https://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/showthread.php?19689-100-Years-Ago-Today/page25


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Dec-2018 20:18 Dr.John Smith Added
15-Dec-2018 17:32 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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