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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 15916
Last updated: 5 June 2019
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Date:01-JAN-1942
Time:
Type:Vickers Wellington DWI Mk 1
Owner/operator:RAE Farnborough
Registration: L4212
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Farnborough, Hampshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
On 23rd December 1937, the first production Wellington Mk I, L4212, conducted its first flight; L4212 subsequently participated in an intensive flight program. Flight trials with L4212 confirmed the aerodynamic stability initially encountered by K4049, but also revealed the aircraft to be nose-heavy during dives, which was attributed to the redesigned elevator. Accordingly, modifications, including the interlinked of the flaps and the elevator trim tabs, were successfully trialled on L4212 to resolve the issue.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 1 January 1942: The crew encountered poor weather conditions and attempted to make an emergency landing. The aircraft crash landed in an open field at Edwinstone, Nottinghamshire, and was written off. All occupants escaped uninjured.

Sources:

1. Air-Britain Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-N9999
2. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-vickers-290-wellington-i-edwinstowe
3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vickers_Wellington#Prototype_and_design_revision


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Mar-2008 03:26 JINX Added
21-Jul-2013 06:21 JINX Updated [Source]
05-Nov-2017 01:21 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
05-Jun-2019 17:51 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]

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