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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 167038
Last updated: 12 July 2020
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Date:09-NOV-1940
Time:
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk IA
Owner/operator:99 Squadron Royal Air Force (99 Sqn RAF)
Registration: N2767
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Pett Level Beach, Fairlight Cove, near Hastings East Sussex -   United Kingdom
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Newmarket, Suffolk
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Wellington N2767 'LN-P' of 99 Squadron, RAF: Crashed at Pett Level Beach, Fairlight Cove, near Hastings, East Sussex, on November 9, 1940, after running out of fuel as it returned from a raid on Dusseldorf, Germany. All six crew members survived the crash. Although the fuselage was recovered, the remaining wreckage was left where it crashed. As a result, storms in January 2014, uncovered some remains of the aircraft, most notably one of the main undercarriage tyres (see links #1, #2, and #3)

Sources:

1. http://news.onlinenigeria.com/nigeria-news/19401-a-stormy-history-winds-and-high-tides-expose-the-tyre-of-wellington-bomber-which-crash-landed-on-a-beach-74-years-ago.html
2. https://www.midsussextimes.co.uk/news/tyre-from-a-wartime-bomber-surfaces-after-74-watery-years-1-5916400
3. http://www.european-rubber-journal.com/2014/03/10/ww2-bomber-tire-surfaces-after-74-watery-years/
4. https://www.backtonormandy.org/the-history/air-force-operations/airplanes-allies-and-axis-lost/wellington/N27671940-11-09.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Jun-2014 11:19 gerard57 Added
14-Jan-2017 22:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
30-Oct-2018 08:22 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
13-Nov-2018 07:02 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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