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Type:Caudron G-3
Owner/operator:Ruffy-Baumann School of Flying
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RFC Hendon, Hendon, Middlesex -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:RFC Hendon, Hendon, Middlesex
Destination airport:RFC Hendon, Hendon, Middlesex
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:

Revision history:

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

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