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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 149225
Last updated: 24 May 2021
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Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk I
Owner/operator:54 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (54 OTU RAF)
Registration: L1251
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:nr Heworth, York, Yorkshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Church Fenton, Yorkshire
Destination airport:
Undertaking a training flight when they encountered a snow storm in the York area. The pilot had become lost and he had attempted to contact base to get a homing signal to return to Church Fenton airfield. At 21.05hrs the aircraft was being flown very low probably to enable the crew to work out their position when it lost height in a turn and a wing struck the ground before crashing near to Bad Bargain Lane, to the east of York. Sadly the crew of two were killed. It was later reported that the pilot had limited night flying experience and combined with the poor weather forecast he should not have been permitted to undertake the exercise on this night. Since the War the field where this aircraft crashed may well have been built over by housing and as a result the site has not been located.
Sgt (742859( Walter Daunt KIMBEL imber (pilot) RAFVR killed .
Sgt (539627) Vernon Mark FOOT (AG) RAFVR killed.


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Revision history:

19-Sep-2012 13:23 Nepa Added
23-Jul-2013 15:29 JINX Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Narrative]
24-Aug-2013 09:44 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Narrative]
24-Aug-2013 15:03 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport]
14-Sep-2014 11:26 Jixon Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport]

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