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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 218875
Last updated: 10 June 2019
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Date:17-MAR-1916
Time:day
Type:Caudron GIII
Owner/operator:Ruffy-Baumann School of Flying
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RFC Hendon, Hendon, Middlesex -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RFC Hendon, Hendon, Middlesex
Destination airport:RFC Hendon, Hendon, Middlesex
Narrative:
17.3.16: Caudron G.III, Ruffy-Baumann School of Flying, Hendon. Written off (destroyed) when stalled and nose dived on take-off, RFC Hendon, Hendon, Middlesex. Pilot - John Ritchie Caldwell Laidlaw (New Zealander, aged 24) - was killed.

The incident was briefly mentioned in Flight magazine (March 30 1916 page 270 - see link #2):

"JOHN RITCHIE LAIDLAW, who, on March 17th, was killed at Hendon through a fall from an aeroplane, was the son of Robert Laidlaw, of Auckland, N.Z. His age was 24"

Sources:

1. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1916.htm
2. Flight ,magazine (March 30 1916 page 270) https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1916/1916%20-%200270.html?search=John%20Ritchie%20Laidlaw
3. Otago Witness newspaper 29 March 1916: https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/OW19160329.2.111.3.1643.
4. http://www.aucklandmuseum.com/war-memorial/online-cenotaph/record/C18168
5. https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/ODT19160321.2.56.11


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Dec-2018 01:01 Dr.John Smith Added

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