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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 28309
Last updated: 8 February 2021
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Time:14:57 LT
Type:Handley Page Halifax B Mk VIII
Owner/operator:202 Squadron Royal Air Force (202 Sqn RAF)
Registration: RG837
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF North Front -   Gibraltar
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:RAF North Front, Gibraltar (LXGB)
Destination airport:RAF North Front, Gibraltar (LXGB)
Aircraft coded 'Y3-M' of 202 Squadron. The crew was engaged in a local training flight in Gibraltar-North Front Airfield. After completing several approaches with one engine inoperative, the pilot in command started a new approach when a second engine failed. The aircraft stalled and hit the runway surface, went out of control ran off the end of the runway, and came to rest partially submerged. All six crew members were rescued while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. The exact cause of the engine failure remains unknown.


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.

Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
03-Jun-2010 13:30 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Nature, Damage]
07-Jun-2010 01:41 TB Updated [Aircraft type]
08-Apr-2011 08:54 Anon. Updated [Time, Total occupants]
09-Jun-2012 20:09 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
15-Aug-2012 07:23 Nepa Updated [Time, Operator]
03-Mar-2017 23:19 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
03-Mar-2017 23:20 Dr.John Smith Updated [Phase]
27-Oct-2019 21:00 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
27-Oct-2019 21:01 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type]

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