ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 59633
Last updated: 23 April 2014
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Date:22-MAR-1944
Time:
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk IC
Owner/operator:105 OTU RAF
Registration: HD987
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mill Lane, Digbeth, Birmingham -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:RAF Nuneaton
Destination airport:
Narrative:
RAF Vickers Wellington HD 987 crashed on factory premises at Mill Lane, Digbeth, Birmingham at around midnight when control was lost after engine failure. A bus at the nearby Midland Red garage was damaged as well. The aircraft and crew were lost in the subsequent fire.

Sources:
http://www.rafcommands.com/cgi-bin/dcforum/dcboard.cgi?forum=DCForumID6&mark=15009&az=next_topic&archive=yes
Birmingham Evening Mail
Birmingham Dispatch
RAF records
- Air Britain: RAF Aircraft HA100 - HZ999, published 1989


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Apr-2009 01:59 Lloyd Added
29-Dec-2011 14:13 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Source]
09-Jan-2012 07:16 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Source]
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