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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 231642
Last updated: 23 December 2019
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Date:10-JAN-1950
Time:day
Type:Percival Prentice T.Mk I
Owner/operator:3 FTS Royal Air Force (3 FTS RAF)
Registration: VS287
C/n / msn: 5810/22
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Blackdyke Farm, Hockwold, 1.5 miles SE of RAF Feltwell, Norfolk -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Feltwell, Thetford, Norfolk
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Percival Prentice T.Mk.1 VS287: Built by Blackburn Aircraft. Notified as Awaiting Collection 31/08/1948, Delivered 06/09/1948, to 3 FTS, RAF at RAF Feltwell, Thetford, Norfolk

Written off 10/01/1950 when the aircraft dived vertically into the ground at Blackdyke Farm, Hockwold 1.5 miles South East of RAF Feltwell, Thetford, Norfolk, killing both crew. The reason for the aircraft's sudden dive was never ascertained. Both crew killed

Crew of Prentice VS287
Pilot Officer George Edward Edmunds (Instructor Pilot) - killed on active service 10/1/50
Officer Cadet Jack Tingle (Pupil Pilot Under Training) - killed on active service 10/1/50

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999). Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents. Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.98. ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Last Take-off: A Record of RAF Aircraft Losses 1950 to 1953 by Colin Cummings p 28
3. National Archives (PRO Kew) File BT233/3: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C424124
4. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AVIA 5/30/S2477: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C6578323
5. https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/photolists/%40MAR_11_18.pdf p 730
6. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=VS
7. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fatal_accidents_and_incidents_involving_Royal_Air_Force_aircraft_from_1945#1950s


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-Dec-2019 22:22 Dr. John Smith Added
23-Dec-2019 22:06 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Operator]

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