May 28th, 2015, 13:20
In 1929 the US Navy purchased a Bristol Bulldog for evaluation. On October 25, 1929, the Bulldog II (c/n 7358, s/n A-8485) was tested by the US Navy at Anacostia, but during a dive-bombing run, an aileron failed causing the plane to crash and killing the pilot Lt. Cuddihy. After static tests at Filton, a modification was made to the wing and a replacement Bulldog (c/n 7398, s/n A-8607) was sent to the US Navy on February 24, 1930.
This is the Bulldog which crashed.