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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 246555
Last updated: 12 January 2021
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Type:Bristol Brigand B.Mk 1
Owner/operator:228 Operational Conversion Unit Royal Air Force (228 OCU RAF)
Registration: RH770
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Timworth, 2 miles north of Bury St.Edmunds, Suffolk, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Leeming, North Yorkshire
Destination airport:RAF Stradishall, Suffolk
Bristol Brigand B.Mk.1 RH770: Delivered 16/12/1949. Written off (destroyed) 16/1/1951 when the aircraft flew into trees, and the crew abandoned the aircraft safely at Timworth, 2 miles North of Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, before the Brigand hit the ground and burst into flames.

The pilot was Flying Officer P.F. Keeling, who survived the accident only to die in another crash later the same year (the crash of Vickers Wellington PG367 on 13/8/1951).


1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.110 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft PA100-RZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1985)
3. Last Take Off; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1950 to 1953 by Colin Cummings p.107
4. The Bristol Brigand p.25 By Phil H. Listemann
5. 228 OCU ORB (Operations Record Book)(Air Ministry Form AM/F.540) for the period 1/1/1951 to 31/12/1955: National Archives (PRO Kew) file AIR 29/2166 at

Revision history:

08-Jan-2021 15:47 Dr. John Smith Added
08-Jan-2021 16:48 Dr.Roup Updated [Operator, Location, Nature, Operator]
12-Jan-2021 15:14 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]

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