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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 68952
Last updated: 15 November 2018
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Date:24-NOV-1943
Time:
Type:Gloster Gladiator Mk I
Owner/operator:61 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (61 OTU RAF)
Registration: K7927
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Audlem, Cheshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Collided with Gladiator K8045 & abandoned.

Flt Lt R.G. Kleinmeyer, a New Zealander, and Flt Lt K. Baghe, instructors at RAF Rednal were to fly Gladiators K7927 and K8045 for some air-to-air photography. After the necessary filming and whilst changing formation from echelon to line-astern they collided and both pilots quickly baled out, suffering only slight injuries.
This extract is a summary from part of the full story as it appears in 'Down In Wales 2' by Terence R Hill.

Sources:

Air Britain The K File The RAF of the 1930s


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Oct-2009 16:39 JINX Added
16-Feb-2012 02:07 Nepa Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
09-Aug-2013 17:01 JINX Updated [Operator, Narrative]
03-Nov-2018 09:40 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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