Incident Airco DH.4 (US built) ,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 347548
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Date:Thursday 12 September 1918
Type:Silhouette image of generic dh4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Airco DH.4 (US built)
Owner/operator:135th Aero Sqn USAAS
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Switzerland -   Switzerland
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Pilot: 1/Lt TJ Fuller. Passenger: 1/Lt V Brookhart. While on an artillery recconaisance the DH-4 became lost due to low clound and wind and forced landed in Switzerland. The pilots and aircraft were interned for the duration of the war. Post war the aircraft entered Swiss service as 706 and used for photographic serices for the Federal Surveying Department and Land Registry Office. Some sources quote 706 as a DH9A but the photo confirms that it was a US-built DH-4 with Liberty engine.


Air Britain DH4/DH9 datafile p115 & 280.

Revision history:

03-Nov-2023 14:40 Halo Added
03-Nov-2023 15:11 Nepa Updated
27-Dec-2023 18:37 TB Updated [Aircraft type]

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