Accident Curtiss JN-3 A5496,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 221015
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Date:Monday 12 March 1917
Type:Silhouette image of generic jn4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Curtiss JN-3
Owner/operator:16 Sqn RFC
Registration: A5496
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:near Beaulieu, Hampshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RFC Beaulieu, Hampshire
Destination airport:RFC Beaulieu, Hampshire
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
12.3.17: Curtiss JN-3 A5496, 16 (Reserve) Squadron, RFC Beaulieu. Written off (destroyed) when failed to covered from a Steep bank and spinning nose dive from 800 feet, near RFC Beaulieu, Hampshire. Of the two crew, one - 2nd Lt Ernest Hinchcliffe Wadsworth (aged 23, on attachment from the 4th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding) Regiment) - was killed; the pilot - 2nd Lt John Ralph Taylor - was injured.

According to the aircraft accident record card for Curtiss JN-3 A5496 (se link #3)

"Court of Inquiry 87/7954
Flying accident. Steep bank and nose dive from 800 feet. 2nd Lt J.R. Taylor wounded"



Revision history:

23-Jan-2019 02:40 Dr. John Smith Added
23-Jan-2019 09:03 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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