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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 142232
Last updated: 24 June 2018
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Type:Silhouette image of generic MOSQ model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito FB Mk VI
Owner/operator:60 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (60 OTU RAF)
Registration: HX865
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:nr RAF stn High Ercall, Salop, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:RAF High Ercall, Salop
Destination airport:
Engine cut stalled on approach and cartwheeled RAF High Ercall 6.4.1944
Crashed on approach to RAF High Ercall, at 19:18 hrs. The trainee crew were approaching to land on one engine after the other had failed, when the pilot made a tight turn away from his good engine, causing the aircraft to stall, crash and cartwheel along the ground.
F/Lt (42579) Clifford Birkett RIGG (pilot U/T) RAF- killed
F/Sgt (1368228) Thomas WADDELL (nav.) RAFVR - killed


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Revision history:

02-Feb-2012 08:26 Nepa Added
01-Jun-2014 19:06 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]
29-Jul-2014 16:24 Scout Updated [Location, Narrative]
29-Jul-2014 16:26 Froome Updated [Total fatalities, Location]
09-Aug-2015 07:09 Nepa Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Location, Narrative]

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