Accident Sopwith Schneider Seaplane (Modified) 3752, 21 Apr 1916
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Date:21-APR-1916
Time:day
Type:Sopwith Schneider Seaplane (Modified)
Owner/operator:RNAS Calshot
Registration: 3752
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Southampton Water, 1½ miles north of Cowes, Isle of Wight -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Southampton Water, off Calshot, Hampshire
Destination airport:Southampton Water, off Calshot, Hampshire
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
21.4.16: Sopwith Schneider Seaplane (Modified) No.3752, RNAS Calshot. Written off (destroyed) when stalled and dived into the sea, at Southampton Water, 1½ miles north of Cowes, Isle of Wight. Pilot - Flt Sub-Lt Arthur Connorton Saw (aged 34) - was killed. According to reports, he was severely injured in the crash and died later at Alverstoke, Gosport, Hampshire. He is buried in Haslar Royal Naval Cemetery, Gosport.

Sources:

1. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1916.htm
2. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/3056092/saw,-/
3. https://www.kingstonaviation.org/sopwith-day-by-day/1916.html
4. https://airwar19141918.wordpress.com/tag/arthur-connorton-saw/
5. http://lewishamwarmemorials.wikidot.com/person:saw-arthur-connorton


Revision history:

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04-Dec-2018 23:44 Dr.John Smith Added

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