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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 227354
Last updated: 28 September 2019
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Date:09-MAY-1942
Time:late morning
Type:Silhouette image of generic P51 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
North American Mustang Mk 1
Owner/operator:2(AC) Squadron Royal Air Force (2(AC) Sqn RAF)
Registration: AG401
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:RAF Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Sawbridgeworth
Destination airport:RAF Sawbridgeworth
Narrative:
After carrying out low-level message-dropping near Tring, Hertfordshire, the aircraft flew through HT cables hidden below a hill and lost its pitot head and radio aerial.

On return to base unannounced, and with no indications of airspeed, a fast approach was made, but during the landing rollout the starboard wheel veered off and fell into a hole under the runway mesh, tipping the aircraft up onto its nose and breaking the propeller.

The pilot, P/O Peter Tonkin, was unhurt.

Sources:

'Where the Lysanders were ...' (the story of Sawbridgeworth's airfields), Paul A Doyle. Pub by Forward Airfield Research Publishing 1995. ISBN 0 9525624 05


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Revision history:

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