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Last updated: 16 January 2019
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Date:18-APR-1944
Time:
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:21 Squadron Royal Air Force (21 Sqn RAF)
Registration: HX982
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:field nr RAF stn Gravesend, Kent, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Gravesend, Kent
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Bounced on take-off and crashlanded in field nr RAF Gravesend 18.4.1944
Mosquito got out of control was given by the pilot.
‘Two Women working in a field near Cobham were killed by a plane on Tuesday. They were:
Mrs. C. Vousden (43), Belvue Cottages, Round Street, Cobham. Miss. Ruth Smith (45), of Malling Cross.
Mrs. Fry, Dabb’s Place Cottages, Cobham was conveyed to Hospital with injuries but these were not serious.
Crew:
Sgt Robert William KNAPE (pilot) RAFVR - injured
???? (nav.) ???? - injured

Sources:

http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/_DH98%20prodn%20list.txtt
https://gahp.org.uk/dh-mosquitoes-at-raf-gravesend-in-early-1944/
ORB 21 Sqn RAF


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
16-Feb-2012 11:05 Nepa Added
12-Jun-2014 21:14 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Narrative]
18-Apr-2015 12:57 Oezil 007 Updated [Total occupants, Location, Nature, Source, Narrative]
18-Jun-2015 14:12 Taylor Updated [Narrative]
10-Aug-2015 07:56 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
21-Feb-2016 20:52 Nick Slaughter Updated [Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]

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