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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 153274
Last updated: 22 March 2021
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Date:13-JUN-1944
Time:
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk ?
Owner/operator:28 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (28 OTU RAF)
Registration: LP397
C/n / msn: Not Known
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mayfield, Staffordshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Castle Donington
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The Vickers Wellington of No. 28 Operational Training Unit RAF had taken off from RAF Castle Donington (Now East Midlands Airport) with six crew on bored. The aircraft was on an cross country exercise. Just 25 minutes after take off the flight entered a thunderstorm soon after people on the ground seen the aircraft in a dive near vertically out of the cloud and crashed into the ground near the village of Mayfield in Staffordshire.

The site was excavated during the 1970s by the Derbyshire Historical Aviation Society, this removed most of the remaining wreckage.

On Sunday June 12th 2011 a memorial was unveiled in the churchyard of Mayfield parish church, the event was organised by the Mayfield Heritage Group with the assistance of many others. The very wet weather on the day did not prevent a large gathering of young and old around the memorial stone for a service of remembrance.

Sources:

http://www.peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk/crash_sites/midlands/vickers-wellington-lp397-mayfield/
www.peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/starr-joseph.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Feb-2013 14:05 ryan Added
16-Jun-2016 14:13 Red Dragon Updated [Cn, Operator, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
26-Dec-2017 06:55 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Destination airport]

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