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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 68419
Last updated: 17 March 2018
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Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk I
Owner/operator:144 Squadron Royal Air Force (RAF)
Registration: K7080
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:1 mile West of RAF Hemswell, Lincolnshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:RAF Hemswell, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
Blenheim Mk.I K7080, 144 Squadron, RAF Hemswell: Written off (destroyed) 10/5/38 when crashed shortly after take-off, from RAF Hemswell, Lincolnshire. Engine failed on take off run, aircraft went out of control, and came down one mile west of RAF Hemswell, killing two of the three crew:

Pilot Officer Richard Douglas Hamilton Maxwell (pilot, aged 22) killed
Corporal David Spencer Wissett (aged 25) killed
AC1 Whitfield Dodds injured

According to a contemporary report in "Flight" magazine (May 19 1938 page 489 - see link #5)

P/O Richard Douglas Hamilton Maxwell and No. 563262 Cpl. David Spencer Wissett lost their lives, and No. 566975 A/C. 1st Class Whitfield Dodds was injured in an accident which occurred at Hemswell on May 10 to an aircraft of No. 144 (Bomber) Sqn., Hemswell, Lincolnshire. P/O Maxwell was the pilot and Cpl. Wissett and A/C. Dodds were the members of the crew"


1. Air Britain The K File The RAF of the 1930s

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Revision history:

04-Oct-2009 05:26 JINX Added
01-Jun-2013 16:44 Nepa Updated [Operator]
02-Aug-2013 13:48 JINX Updated [Operator, Source]
27-Nov-2014 15:43 Anthony G. Updated [Location, Departure airport]
27-Nov-2014 15:43 DG333 Updated [Operator]
12-Mar-2018 16:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Registration, Total fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]

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