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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 162390
Last updated: 25 May 2021
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Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk IV
Owner/operator:17 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (17 OTU RAF)
Registration: V5519
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:5
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near RAF Upwood, Cambridgeshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Upwood, Cambridgeshire
Destination airport:
T/o Upwood, with his wireless operator, to engage in night circuit practice. At 2120, while banking, flew into a lighting pole and crashed onto the flare path, bursting into flames. Both crew members managed to scramble clear but the seven airmen on flare path duty were not so fortunate. All were rushed to RAF Hospital Ely (Sgt McL Wells died in the ambulance) where four succumbed to their injuries within twenty-four hour.
Sgt D G KNIGHT (pilot) RAFVR - OK
Sgt OWEN (obs) RAFVR - OK
Sgt S McL Wells injured later died in the ambulance
Cpl Brennan injured
LAC D G Francks injured died within 24 hours
LAC Plaister injured
AC1 L F R Trickett injured died within 24 hours
AC1 G A Firth injured died within 24 hours
AC2 J B Tait injured died within 24 hours


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Revision history:

20-Nov-2013 09:22 Nepa Added
23-Feb-2020 10:14 Iwosh Updated [Location, Operator]

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