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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 161900
Last updated: 30 August 2019
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Date:05-JUN-1940
Time:11:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic ANSN model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Anson Mk I
Owner/operator:17 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (17 OTU RAF)
Registration: N5112
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Towcester, 9 miles SSW from Northampton -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Upwood, Huntingdonshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
5 JUNE 1940
ANSON I N5112
Crew:
Sgt M H FARMER (pilot) RAFVR - OK

Took off Upwood for a W/T exercise, involving the taking of loop bearings. Forced-landing 11:30 hrs in a rough field, due to engine failure, near Towcester, 9 miles SSW from Northampton and was wrecked after swinging into a hedge.

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft N1000-N9999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1977 p 29)
2. The Anson File (Ray Sturtivant, Air Britain, 1988 p 51)
3. http://www.epibreren.com/ww2/raf/17_OTU.html#0506
4. http://www.rafupwood.co.uk/17otulosses.html
5. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-avro-652-anson-i-towcester
6. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?8953-Anson-fates-1940


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Nov-2013 07:19 Nepa Added
30-Aug-2019 19:39 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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