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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 14708
Last updated: 15 May 2021
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Date:14-JUL-1942
Time:17:20
Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk I
Owner/operator:2 (C) Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (2 (C) OTU RAF)
Registration: L1288
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Catfoss, East Yorkshire, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:RAF Catfoss, Yorkshire
Narrative:
Blenheim L1288 On 14th July 1942 this 2 (C)OTU aircraft was bellylanded at RAF Catfoss airfield at 17:20hrs after the undercarriage jammed on a training flight following hydraulic failure. The aircraft was badly damaged and it never flew again.
As a result of the damage sustained on 14th July 1942 Cat.E/FA damage was initially the damage assessment but it was removed for further assessment and while at a repair facility it was deemed worthy of keeping and converting into a ground instructional airframe. In June 1943 it became 3738M.

Sources:

http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/aircraft/yorkshire/york42/l1288.html
Blenheim prod. list


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
26-Feb-2008 10:57 JINX Added
15-Dec-2014 16:36 Holschtein Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport, Source]
31-Aug-2020 14:02 Jixon Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative, Operator]
15-May-2021 21:18 Anon. Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Operator]

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