ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 139888
Last updated: 22 December 2014
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Date:06-JAN-1918
Time:17:15
Type:Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5a
Owner/operator:68 Sqn RFC
Registration: B55
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:nr Lozinghem, canton Auchel -   France
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Baizieux (Francie)
Destination airport:Auchel (France)
Narrative:
Lt.Lawson left aerodrome Baizieux and crashed at Auchel on landing at 5:15 p.m. Machine caught fire and pilot was burnt to death. Cause flat turn spinning nose dive from 400ft.
Returning from battle action at the height of 400 feet sprained control, spun and crashed. Once burned to ground. Apparently it was a mistake pilot or mechanical problem.

Sources:
http://www.awm.gov.au/collection/records/awm4/subclass.asp?levelID=1436


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Nov-2011 08:46 Nepa Added
14-Nov-2011 11:50 Nepa Updated [Location]
24-Nov-2011 06:34 Nepa Updated [Location, Destination airport, Narrative]
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