ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 218875
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Narrative: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.
|Owner/operator:||Ruffy-Baumann School of Flying|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1|
|Aircraft damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||RFC Hendon, Hendon, Middlesex -
|Phase:|| Take off|
|Departure airport:||RFC Hendon, Hendon, Middlesex|
|Destination airport:||RFC Hendon, Hendon, Middlesex|
|Confidence Rating:|| Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources|
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) https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1916/1916%20-%200270.html?search=John%20Ritchie%20Laidlaw
3. Otago Witness newspaper 29 March 1916: https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/OW191603126.96.36.199.1643.
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