Accident Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5a B55, Sunday 6 January 1918
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Date:Sunday 6 January 1918
Type:Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5a
Owner/operator:68 Sqn RFC
Registration: B55
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:near Lozinghem, canton Auchel -   France
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Baizieux (Francie)
Destination airport:Auchel (France)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Lt.Lawson left aerodrome Baizieux and crashed at Auchel on landing at 5:15 p.m. Machine caught fire and pilot was burnt to death. Cause flat turn spinning nose dive from 400ft.
Returning from battle action at the height of 400 feet sprained control, spun and crashed. Once burned to ground. Apparently it was a mistake pilot or mechanical problem.


Revision history:

14-Nov-2011 08:46 Nepa Added
14-Nov-2011 11:50 Nepa Updated [Location]
24-Nov-2011 06:34 Nepa Updated [Location, Destination airport, Narrative]
12-Feb-2021 15:03 Nepa Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Narrative, Operator]

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