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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 221015
Last updated: 23 November 2021
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Date:12-MAR-1917
Time:day
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
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Beaulieu, Hampshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RFC Beaulieu, Hampshire
Destination airport:RFC Beaulieu, Hampshire
Narrative:
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
16/3/17
Flying accident. Steep bank and nose dive from 800 feet. 2nd Lt J.R. Taylor wounded"


Sources:

1. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1917.htm
2. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/411558/wadsworth,-/
3. http://www.rafmuseumstoryvault.org.uk/archive/wadsworth-e.h
4. https://www.rbsremembers.com/remembers/our-fallen/w/ernest-wadsworth.html


Revision history:

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

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