Accident Caudron G-3 ,
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Date:Friday 17 March 1916
Type:Caudron G-3
Owner/operator:Ruffy-Baumann School of Flying
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:RFC Hendon, Hendon, Middlesex -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:RFC Hendon, Hendon, Middlesex
Destination airport:RFC Hendon, Hendon, Middlesex
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
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"


2. Flight ,magazine (March 30 1916 page 270)
3. Otago Witness newspaper 29 March 1916:

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02-Dec-2018 01:01 Dr.John Smith Added

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