"The first Briton killed in a flying accident"
This statement is not true. The gliding pioneer Percy Pilcher died in 1899 and is thus the first Briton to die in a flying accident. The statement might be amended to read "first Briton killed in powered flight" as opposed to Pilcher who was killed when the tail broke off his glider. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 02:19, 18 January 2015 (UTC)
Agree, the sentence is not referenced but the Times described him as "the tenth airman who has met a fatal accident in a motor-driven flying machine, and he is the first Englishman who has sacrificed his life in the cause of modern aviation". The article says he is the eleventh does anybody have a reliable source for that, the Times has: