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RAeC Collection "Showcase" (6)
During the early months of 1912, the Minutes of the Royal Aero Club show that the Committee gave serious consideration to the issue of air safety, leading to the establishment of a Public Safety and Accidents Investigation Committee (PSAIC). In 1914, an Aircraft Inspection Department was formed at Farnborough, and in 1915 George Bertram Cockburn (above) became the first Inspector of Accidents. The sixth Showcase album from the RAeC Collection contains the early reports from the PSAIC. For example, the first report dealt with the fatal accident to E V B Fisher (below) and his passenger, Victor Mason, at Brooklands on 13 May 1912.