Incident Blériot XXIII unregistered, 01 Jul 1911
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Date:01-JUL-1911
Time:afternoon
Type:Blériot XXIII
Owner/operator:Gustav Wilhelm Hamel
Registration: unregistered
MSN: n/k
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Eastchurch Airfield, Isle of Sheppey, Kent -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Eastchurch airfield, Isle of Sheppey, Kent,
Destination airport:Eastchurch airfield, Isle of Sheppey, Kent,
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
Gustav Hamel was competing for the British Team in the Gordon Bennett Trophy race at Eastchurch Airfield, Isle of Sheppey, Kent, UK, flying a Blériot XXIII on 1st July 1911 when he crashed shortly after takeoff. The aircraft was written off and Gustav Hamel was slightly injured.

Sources:

1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordon_Bennett_Trophy_(aeroplanes)
2. https://www.americanheritage.com/birdmen-belmont-park#1
3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustav_Hamel
4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bl%C3%A9riot_XXIII
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Eastchurch#Early_civilian_aviation
6. https://www.greatbritishlife.co.uk/lifestyle/education/the-cradle-of-aviation-7083774
7. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memorial_to_the_Home_of_Aviation

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Nov-2021 19:24 Peter Clarke Added
28-Jul-2022 14:02 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration, Cn, Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative, Category]

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