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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 166330
Last updated: 13 August 2019
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Date:14-JAN-1948
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic MOSQ model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito FB Mk VI
Owner/operator:1 FU Royal Air Force (1 FU RAF)
Registration: TE872
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near RAF stn Pershore, Worcestershire, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:
Destination airport:RAF Pershore, Worcestershire
Narrative:
Mosquito TE872 Crashed on approach Pershore 14.1.1948.
The pilot feathered the port engine, but when he used an incorrect procedure to unfeather it the propeller overspeeded, and so the propeller was feathered again. An emergency landing was attempted but on final approach the port wing struck a tree and the aircraft crashed.
Crew:
F/O (57518) Geoffrey BURGESS (pilot) RAF - killed
AC1 S.M. GRIFFITHS (pass.) RAFVR - injured

Sources:

http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/_DH98%20prodn%20list.txtt
http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?5522-Mosquito-TE872


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-May-2014 12:54 Nepa Added
31-Jul-2014 08:43 Giggs Updated [Location, Destination airport, Narrative]
28-Apr-2015 09:22 Xindel Updated [Location, Narrative]
31-Jul-2015 10:07 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type]
16-Aug-2018 10:46 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
03-Apr-2019 14:11 Nepa Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Nature, Narrative, Operator]

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