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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 161894
Last updated: 15 June 2020
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Date:14-APR-1940
Time:14:20
Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk I
Owner/operator:17 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (17 OTU RAF)
Registration: L1264
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Upwood, Cambridgeshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Upwood
Destination airport:RAF Upwood
Narrative:
DBR after landing safely at 14:20, when the undercarriage was raised in mistake for the flaps. No one was hurt and, subsequently, the airframe was salvaged for instructional purposes. S/Ldr Chester had accumulated 3,070 flying hours, 235 of these being on Blenheims. Tragically, within three months of this accident he was killed while flying with 82 squadron.
Crew:
S/Ldr (28214) Hurll Fontayne CHESTER (pilot) RAF - Ok

Sources:

http://www.rafupwood.co.uk/17otulosses.html


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Nov-2013 19:30 Nepa Added
07-Dec-2013 07:04 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Location, Narrative]
29-Jan-2014 19:14 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location]

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