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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 159271
Last updated: 6 May 2019
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Date:24-FEB-1942
Time:23:07
Type:Silhouette image of generic LANC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Lancaster Mk III
Owner/operator:97 Squadron Royal Air Force (97 Sqn RAF)
Registration: R5486
C/n / msn: OF-P
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Finningley, South Yorkshire, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Woodhall Spa. Lincolnshire
Destination airport:RAF Finningley, South Yorkshire
Narrative:
Lancaster I R5486 "OFP" of 97 Sqn., RAF. Took off at 19:35 from Woodhall Spa for a night cross country exercise and bomb load test. Encountered poor visibility and crashed at 23:07 while trying to land at its diversion airfield at Finningley. The aircraft crashed while making a landing there and sustained enough damage to deem it to be written off. The undercarriage is believed to have collapsed and the aircraft then caught fire.

No serious injuries reported. One crew member - F/Sgt G.H.Hartley - slightly injured. This accident was the first Lancaster mishap in Yorkshire.

Sources:

1. http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/aircraft/yorkshire/york42/r5486.html
2. http://www.sonsofdamien.co.uk/Man-Lanc%20serials%20page2.htm
3. http://www.planetrace.co.uk/1940-1949_28.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Aug-2013 06:13 JINX Added
29-Dec-2014 20:06 Dr. John Smith Updated
03-Jan-2015 19:25 Dr. John Smih Updated
06-Jun-2015 09:43 Charlie Harper Updated
07-Nov-2017 16:52 Red Dragon Updated
07-Nov-2017 16:53 Red Dragon Updated
01-Nov-2018 15:15 Nepa Updated

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