ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 21665
Last updated: 18 April 2014
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Date:15-JUL-1943
Time:? possible m
Type:Miles Magister Mk I
Owner/operator:RAF 7 FIS
Registration: L8069
C/n / msn: 578
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:1 mile NW of Collingbourne Kingston, Wiltshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Control lost, flew into ground.I was there when it crashed. we first saw it coming in very low and it struck to top of telegraph poles which had a great deal of electrical boxes on them. It somersaulted right over our heads and crashed in the field opposite turning upside down and the started to catch light. An RAF officer Winton lived in the house alongside and he rushed out and i feel sure he managed to pull two men out. I cannot rember hearing that they were both dead. maybe died later. thought you might like this for your records. I can also give you details of the Spitfire that crashed in the village Of Collingbourne Kingston as it was my aunties house that it demolished and I and my pal were 15 feet away from that . we were both about 10 yrs old but still alive and kicking. enjoy.

[RAF casualties for 15/7/43 gives one fatality for this accident. Presumably the other airman survived.
Sgt Stanley Alan Snow (22) RAFVR. Buried Upavon Cemetery.]



Sources:
Air Britain RAF Aircraft L1000 - N99999


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
09-Jul-2008 04:44 JINX Added
05-Oct-2010 14:21 palmer Updated [Time, Total occupants, Narrative]
12-Sep-2013 03:27 angels one five Updated [Total occupants, Total fatalities, Nature, Narrative]
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