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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 221013
Last updated: 6 December 2019
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Date:11-MAR-1917
Time:day
Type:Airco DH.2
Owner/operator:45 Sqn RFC
Registration: A5051
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RFC South Carlton, West Lindsay, Lincolnshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RFC South Carlton, West Lindsay, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:RFC South Carlton, West Lindsay, Lincolnshire
Narrative:
11.3.17: Airco (DeHavilland) D.H.2 A5051, 45 Squadron, RFC South Carlton. Written off (destroyed) when spun into aerodrome on approach, RFC South Carlton, West Lindsay, Lincolnshire. Pilot - Lt Colin Smith (aged 18) - was killed. According to the aircraft accident record card for Airco (DeHavilland) DH.2 A5051:

"Court of Inquiry 87/7954
16/3/17
Flying accident. Forgot to put on right rudder when switching off engine, due to lack of confidence and experience."

Sources:

1. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1917.htm
2. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/380737/smith,-colin/
3. http://www.rafmuseumstoryvault.org.uk/archive/smith-c.-colin
4. http://www.bcar.org.uk/world-war-one-incident-logs#1917
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Carlton#First_World_War_airfield
6. http://www.raf-lincolnshire.info/southcarlton/southcarlton.htm
7. http://www.bcar.org.uk/south-carlton.php


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Jan-2019 01:29 Dr. John Smith Added
23-Jan-2019 09:02 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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