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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 202813
Last updated: 15 February 2021
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Date:23-APR-1942
Time:11:44 LT
Type:Handley Page Halifax Mk II
Owner/operator:78 Squadron Royal Air Force (78 Sqn RAF)
Registration: R9427
C/n / msn: EY-
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Pocklington, East Riding of Yorkshire. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:RAF Croft, Cheshire
Destination airport:RAF Pocklington, Yorkshire
Narrative:
This Halifax was one of five being flown from 78 Squadron based at Croft to Pocklington, all had been transferred to 405 Squadron who were based at Pocklington and were to be taken on charge by them as they had begun converting to the Halifax type from flying Wellingtons. At 11:44 this aircraft crashed while trying to land in a cross wind at Pocklington and was badly damaged. The crew are believed to have escaped injury. As a result of the crash at Pocklington on 23rd April 1942 the damage was assessed as being Cat.E/FA and it was struck off charge seven days later. It must have been pretty badly damaged for it not to have been converted into an instructional airframe which would probably have been a help in converting aircrew at the time.

Crew
Pilot - 100577 Plt Off Harold Ernest Bedford RAFVR

It is possible that the crew of this aircraft was the same as Halifax W7669 that crashed on take of on 5 June 1942

Sources:

Aircraft Accidents in Yorkshire
Bomber Command losses of 1942
http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/aircraft/yorkshire/york42/r9427.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-Dec-2017 12:39 Red Dragon Added
11-Nov-2018 13:51 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]
15-Feb-2021 20:18 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Other fatalities, Source, Damage]
15-Feb-2021 20:18 TigerTimon Updated [Total occupants]

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