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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 201539
Last updated: 18 January 2020
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Date:29-OCT-1942
Time:18:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic P51 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
North American P-51 Mustang Mk I
Owner/operator:2(AC) Squadron Royal Air Force (2(AC) Sqn RAF)
Registration: AG633
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:field adjacent to RAF Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Sawbridgeworth
Destination airport:RAF Sawbridgeworth
Narrative:
Aircraft was one of the wingmen in a three-ship formation that had difficulty recovering to base due to bad weather and under low cloud, on eventual approach an overshoot was initiated and aircraft made a wheels-up landing in adjacent field. Lack of radio communications had also negated safe recovery of formation to airfield.

P/O Philip Whittenham LEAH (pilot) uninjured

Sources:

'Where the Lysanders Were .....' (the story of Sawbridgeworth's airfields) Paul A Doyle, ISBN 09525 624 05, pub 1995 by Forward Airfield research Publishing.


Related books:

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Nov-2017 17:10 paddy Added
25-Nov-2017 12:00 paddy Updated [Source]
04-Dec-2017 18:10 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
28-Dec-2017 14:58 paddy Updated [Narrative]
13-Feb-2018 13:40 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
19-Mar-2018 06:52 paddy Updated [Source, Narrative]
21-Mar-2018 15:36 paddy Updated [Operator]

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