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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 162357
Last updated: 3 June 2021
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Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk IV
Owner/operator:17 OTU RAF
Registration: V5565
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sea 5 miles WSW of the Morecambe Bay Lightship -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Upwood, Cambridgeshire
Destination airport:
T/o Upwood for a cross-country exercise. The Blenheim crossed the Lancashire coast. When 5 miles WSW of the Morecambe Bay Lightship, the port engine failed in a left hand turn causing the bomber to yaw and fly into the sea.
S/Ldr (37127) William Rattray SELKIRK (pilot) RAF injured
P/O (89066) Thomas Riley HODGSON (obs) RAFVR - killed
Sgt (651810) Philip SAVAGE (Wop/AG) RAF - killed


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Revision history:

18-Nov-2013 10:28 Nepa Added
31-Dec-2013 16:28 Anon. Updated [Narrative]

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