Accident Curtiss JN-3 5639,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 220541
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Date:Friday 8 December 1916
Type:Silhouette image of generic jn4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Curtiss JN-3
Owner/operator:56 Sqn RFC
Registration: 5639
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:RFC London Colney, Hertfordshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:RFC London Colney, Hertfordshire
Destination airport:RFC London Colney, Hertfordshire
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
8.12.16: Curtiss JN-3 No.5639, 56 Squadron, RFC London Colney. Written off (damaged beyond repair) when stalled on approach, side slipped and nose dived into the ground, London Colney, Hertfordshire. Pilot - Lt Crawford Thomas Miller (Canadian, aged 21, on attachment from 76th Battalion, Canadian Infantry) - was killed. According to the aircraft record card for Curtiss JN-3 No. 5639 (see link #3)

"Court of Inquiry 87/9097
Flying accident. Lost flying speed causing aeroplane to stall, side slip, and nose dive. Flying error. Court of Inquiry was of the opinion that the accident was due to the part of the pilot in allowing the machine to lower its flying speed in the event that it stalled, side slipped and nose dived"



Revision history:

05-Jan-2019 03:00 Dr. John Smith Added
06-Jan-2019 12:48 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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