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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 158312
Last updated: 2 March 2020
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Date:17-MAR-1939
Time:day
Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk I
Owner/operator:18 Squadron Royal Air Force (18 Sqn RAF)
Registration: L1165
C/n / msn: GU-M
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Ternhill, Shropshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:RAF Ternhill, Shropshire
Narrative:
Bristol Blenheim Mk.1 L1165 (G-UM) of 18 Sqaudorn, RAF: Written off (damaged beyond repair) 17/3/39 when undercarriage retracted in error after landing at RAF Ternhill, Shropshire. Became instructional airframe No.1455M. Probably the first Blenheim to be received by the squadron, as 18 Squadron did not become operational with the type until May 1939 (some six to seven weeks later).

Sources:

1. Air-Britain Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-N9999
2. http://aircrewremembered.com/blenheim-test.html
3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No._18_Squadron_RAF#Reformation


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
16-Aug-2013 03:29 JINX Added
15-Dec-2014 14:48 Jixon Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Destination airport]
25-Mar-2018 19:59 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
06-Oct-2018 06:41 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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