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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 14739
Last updated: 11 February 2020
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Date:17-SEP-1939
Time:day
Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk I
Owner/operator:62 Squadron Royal Air Force (62 Sqn RAF)
Registration: L1339
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Trang Airport, Tambon Khok Lo, Mueang Trang district -   Thailand
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Trang Airport, Tambon Khok Lo, Mueang Trang district
Narrative:
Crashed on landing at Trang Airport located in Tambon Khok Lo, Mueang Trang district, Trang Province, Thailand, en-route to Tengah; swung onto soft ground & undercarriage ripped off. No injuries. The official Air Ministry file on the accident (File AIR 81/1531) states: "Blenheim L1339, 62 Squadron; aircraft accident, 17 September 1939; Flying Officer K J Powell, Sergeant P Y Walker, Leading Aircraftman F J Hicks, Leading Aircraftman W S Blewett injured".

Presumably repaired and returned to service as involved in the attack on Leece airfield in Italy led by Flt Lt Horgan on 28/03/1941, when with 211 Squadron RAF

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-L9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1978 p 8)
2. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 81/1531: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C16359562
3. https://www.thai-aviation.net/files/Air_Accidents.pdf
4. http://blenheimsociety.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/BB-Journal-20-29-list-of-contents-for-website.pdf


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Feb-2008 02:37 JINX Added
26-Nov-2010 07:12 penguin832 Updated [Source, Narrative]
26-Jun-2013 19:08 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]
22-Jul-2013 20:23 JINX Updated [Operator, Source]
16-Oct-2013 03:36 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
22-Oct-2013 14:58 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Destination airport, Narrative]
14-Nov-2013 09:20 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
07-Dec-2013 07:02 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Narrative]
17-Dec-2013 17:30 Nepa Updated [Operator]
15-Dec-2014 14:30 Jixon Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
06-Oct-2018 06:46 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
24-Jun-2019 17:28 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Total occupants, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
24-Jun-2019 17:29 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]

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