ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 25252
Last updated: 28 August 2014
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Narrative:On 26th November 1951 this aircraft was being flown back to Leconfield with the Station Rugby team on board having played a match again the team at RAF Jurby on the Isle of Man.(Which explains why there were an unusually large number of people - 15 in all, including the crew - on board)
|Type:||Avro Lincoln B.2|
|Owner/operator:||Royal Air Force - RAF|
|C/n / msn:|| |
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2|
|Airplane damage:|| Substantial|
|Location:||Molescroft Grange, near Beverley, North Yorkshire -
|Departure airport:||Jurby Isle Of Man|
|Destination airport:||Leconfield, Yorkshire|
The aircraft was coming into land at Leconfield when it stalled and side-slipped into the ground close to Molescroft Grange. It came to rest alongside the Hull to Scarborough railway line at 08.15 hours and partly blocked the line.
Two crew were killed, 13 others injured. The two fatalities were:
Passenger/"Player" - J/Tech Robert Taylor RAF (584922), aged 20, of Carlisle. Buried Carlisle General Cemetery, Cumbria.
Passenger/"Player" - LAC Roy Edward Skeldon RAF (2500676), aged 21, of Leeds, Yorkshire. Buried Woodhouse Cemetery, Leeds, Yorkshire. He had played rugby for Hunslet, Leeds.
||Dr. John Smith
||Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]|
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