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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 67252
Last updated: 22 September 2019
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Date:01-MAY-1918
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic jn4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss JN-4A
Owner/operator:SCAS USAAC
Registration: AS-1500
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Wilbur Wright Field, Fairfield, Ohio -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Wilbur Wright Field, Fairfield, Ohio
Destination airport:Wilbur Wright Field, Fairfield, Ohio
Narrative:
Curtiss JN-4A AS-1500, Signal Corps Aviation School (SCAS), United States Army Air Corps. Written off (destroyed) when crashed after entering a spin (and failing to recover) at Wilbur Wright Field, Fairfield, Ohio, May 1, 1918. Pilot Lloyd S. Allen killed.

"By Associated Press to THE SUN DAYTON, OHIO.,
May 1. -
Lloyd S. Allen, aged 24, of New York City, a cadet flyer at the Wilbur Wright aviation field met instant death today when his machine became unmanageable while making a practice flight and crashed into a school building."

The Aviation Archaeology database lists Curtiss JN-4A, SC-1500, of the Signal Corps Aviation School, flown by Lloyd S. Allen, crashing this date, (see link #1) confirmed by Joe Baugher.(see link #2)

Sources:

1. https://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/1940sB4/1918.htm
2. http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1908-1920.html
3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_accidents_and_incidents_involving_military_aircraft_before_1925#1918
4. Associated Press, "Student Aviator Killed When Machine Goes Bad", The San Bernardino Daily Sun, San Bernardino, California, Thursday 2 may 1918, Volume XLVIII, Number 54, page 2.


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Dec-2018 21:52 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
02-Mar-2019 07:31 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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