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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 167050
Last updated: 17 September 2019
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Date:05-JAN-1942
Time:day
Type:Brewster Buffalo
Owner/operator:243 Squadron Royal Air Force (243 Sqn RAF)
Registration: W8179
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Kallang -   Singapore
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Kallang
Destination airport:RAF Kallang
Narrative:
Buffalo W8179 collided while landing with W8199 of the same unit, taking off.
Both Buffaloes crashed and burned, and both pilots were killed.

Sgt Paul Lister Elliot RNZAF, (in W9179), and P/O Ronald Spencer Shield RNZAF (in W8199) are buried in Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore.
R.I.P.

Sources:

RAF Casualties-1942


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Jun-2014 03:14 angels one five Added
19-Nov-2014 07:56 Dr Octor Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport]
26-Dec-2014 22:44 angels one five Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Narrative]
06-Jun-2015 15:48 Angel dick one Updated [Operator, Narrative]
30-Mar-2019 16:24 harro Updated [Time, Registration, Narrative]
17-Sep-2019 22:18 angels one five Updated [Narrative]

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