Incident Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5a A8906,
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Date:Wednesday 9 January 1918
Type:Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5a
Owner/operator:68 Sqn RFC
Registration: A8906
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Yvrench, 9mls NE of Abbeville in the Somme. -   France
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Baizieux (Francie)
Destination airport:Lozinghem
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Lt.Truscott in Se.5a (A8906) travelling from Baizieux to Lozinghem came down at French. Pilot Ok.
Cause pilot left at 10:30 a.m. had to land owing to dense snowstorm at 12 noon. Damage front lower member broken. Fittings on fuselage for U/C broken. Btm. front R. and L. elevators broken. Prop. shaft bent. Prop. broken. Returned to 1 A.D. for repair.

On 9/01/1918, 2nd Lt. L.S. Truscott AFC was uninjured when a snow storm forced a landing at noon at Yvrench, 9mls NE of Abbeville in the Somme. Lt. Truscott was on a transit flight from Baizeaux to Lozinghem. A8906 was badly damaged with the lower front member and fuselage undercarriage fit-tings broken, and was taken to 2AD and then to 1AD for repairs, returning to No.2 Sqn with Lt. Les Truscott at the controls at 10:40 on 21/03/1918, with yet another HS-35 engine fitted, No. WD1201407.


First World War Diaries - AWM4, Sub-class 8/5 No 2 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps

Various including my own written records of individual SE5A in AFC service.

Revision history:

14-Nov-2011 10:22 Nepa Added
14-Nov-2011 11:14 Nepa Updated [Date, Time]
19-Aug-2023 05:25 Sharpienoone Updated [[Date, Time]]

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