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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 158309
Last updated: 23 March 2020
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Date:15-FEB-1939
Time:day
Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk I
Owner/operator:44 Squadron Royal Air Force (44 Sqn RAF)
Registration: L1155
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF North Coates, near Grimsby, Lincolnshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF North Coates, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Bristol Blenheim Mk.1 L1155, 44 Squadron, RAF Waddington: Written off (destroyed) 15/2/39: Engine failed on take-off, stalled & struck ground, RAF North Coates, Lincolnshire. Two of the three crew were killed:

Crew:
Flt Lt Ernest Michael Withy (aged 25) killed
AC2 John Henry Richardson (aged 23) killed
AC2 Joseph Raymond injured

According to the official Air Ministry announcement in "Flight" magazine (February 23, 1939 page 186 - see link #5)

"FLYING ACCIDENTS
Flt. Lt. Ernest Michael Withy (pilot) and A/C.2 John Henry Richardson lost their lives, and A/C.2 Joseph Raymond was slightly injured in an accident which occurred at North Coates, Grimsby on February 15, to an aircraft of No. 44 (Bomber) Squadron, Waddington, Lincolnshire."

Sources:

1. Air-Britain Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-N9999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1983)
2. http://www.bcar.org.uk/1930s-incident-logs#1939
3. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1939.htm
4. http://aircrewremembered.com/blenheim-test.html
5. https://www.flightglobal.com/FlightPDFArchive/1939/1939%20-%200510.PDF


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
16-Aug-2013 03:16 JINX Added
27-Nov-2014 16:10 Boile A. Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport]
26-Dec-2015 08:37 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport]
17-Jan-2016 11:17 JIXN Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
11-Feb-2016 17:57 MrBean1941 Updated [Source]
12-Feb-2016 08:06 MrBean1941 Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
12-Feb-2016 08:06 MrBean1941 Updated [Narrative]
03-Dec-2017 22:01 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
24-Mar-2018 18:11 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
24-Mar-2018 18:11 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
06-Oct-2018 06:41 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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