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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 162098
Last updated: 6 February 2020
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Date:24-OCT-1941
Time:10:05
Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk IV
Owner/operator:17 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (17 OTU RAF)
Registration: V6004
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Grafton Underwood, Cambridgeshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Upwood, Cambridgeshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
T/o Upwood for formation practice. During the flight it became necessary to change over tanks but, tragically, the correct procedure was not followed and an engine failed. Unable to maintain height, the aircraft crashed on Grafton Underwood aerodrome at 10:05.
Crew:
Sgt (1181167) Peter Desmond THOMPSON (pilot) RAFVR - killed
Sgt (1375034) Allan Ian Wilson FAIRBAIRN (Wop/AG) RAFVR - killed

Sources:

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


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Nov-2013 09:43 Nepa Added
10-Mar-2015 08:08 angels one five Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Narrative]
27-Mar-2015 16:07 Jixn Updated [Operator, Narrative]

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