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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 139918
Last updated: 31 May 2020
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Date:12-OCT-1941
Time:03:45
Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk IVF
Owner/operator:51 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (51 OTU RAF)
Registration: L4849
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Colemans Orchard, nr Cross Keys Cottage, RAF Cranfield, Bedfordshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Destination airport:RAF Cranfield
Narrative:
Local night training flight.
The pilot made his approach to the airfield with the wheels retracted. He climbed away to go around again and in the course of this next approach appears to have stalled and spun.
The Blenheim struck the ground in a steep nose down attitude, and the impact evidence showed the initial stage of a right hand spin.
Crew:
Sgt (1317492) George Platon PHITIDIS (pilot) RAFVR - killed in a flying accident
From Transvaal, South Africa.
R.I.P.

Sources:

http://www.mackz.net/cm_casualty%20archive.htm


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
16-Nov-2011 19:40 angels one five Added
17-Jan-2012 06:40 Nepa Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport]
18-Jun-2013 06:28 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Narrative]
23-Aug-2013 07:12 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location]
24-Aug-2013 16:21 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
25-Aug-2013 06:02 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport]
07-Sep-2013 04:02 JINX Updated [Operator]
05-Dec-2013 01:12 angels one five Updated [Operator, Narrative]
24-Jan-2014 17:35 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Narrative]
13-May-2014 03:20 angels one five Updated [Time, Operator, Narrative]
14-Sep-2014 12:33 Jixon Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Narrative]
19-Sep-2014 08:01 angels one five Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Narrative]
19-Oct-2014 15:41 Tu104 Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
10-Mar-2015 07:51 angels one five Updated [Operator, Narrative]
27-Mar-2015 16:00 Jixn Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Narrative]
20-Apr-2015 04:10 angels one five Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
27-Apr-2015 08:42 Tu104 Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Narrative]

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