Accident Maurice Farman S.11 Shorthorn A2500, Monday 13 November 1916
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Date:Monday 13 November 1916
Type:Maurice Farman S.11 Shorthorn
Owner/operator:12 (Reserve) Sqn RFC
Registration: A2500
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:near RFC Thetford, Norfolk -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:RFC Thetford, Norfolk
Destination airport:RFC Thetford, Norfolk
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
13.11.16: Maurice Farman S.11 Shorthorn A2500, 12 (Reserve) Squadron, RFC Thetford. Written off (destroyed) when Side slipped in steep bank and crashed, near Thetford, Norfolk. Pilot - Lt Lawrence Hill Wilson McKisack (aged 23, on attachment from 5th (Royal Irish) Lancers) - was killed. According to the accident record card for Maurice Farmnan S.11 Shorthorn A2500 (see link #3)

"Court of Inquiry 87/8932
Flying accident. Banked steeply with insufficient rudder control, causing a side slip. Flying error. No fault of machine. Court of Inquiry finds that accident caused by pilot putting machine into a steep bank without rudder control, thereby causing a side slip"

According to a contemporary report in "Flight" magazine (November 16 1916 page 1002 - see link #4)

"Fatal Accidents
Second Lieut. L. H. W. McKisack, Lancers and R.F.C., was killed while making a flight on an aeroplane on November 13th. At the inquest, Lieutenant K. C. MacCallum said the deceased officer was making his first solo flight. He flew one circuit in a normal manner, and on completing the second circuit put on too much bank and apparently not enough rudder, which caused the machine to side-slip, and it fell from about a height of 25 feet. The machine was a total wreck. A verdict of "Accidental Death" was returned."



Revision history:

03-Jan-2019 22:01 Dr. John Smith Added
03-Jan-2019 22:02 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
04-Jan-2019 17:00 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
13-Jan-2019 13:23 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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