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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 181342
Last updated: 22 December 2020
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Date:18-OCT-1939
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic L14 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed Hudson Mk I
Owner/operator:233 Squadron Royal Air Force (233 Sqn RAF)
Registration: N7271
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:River Eden, near RAF Leuchars, Fife -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Leuchars, Fife
Destination airport:RAF Leuchars, Fife
Narrative:
Lockheed Hudson Mk.I N7271 ("ZS-R") 233 Squadron, RAF: Written off (damaged beyond repair) 18/10/39 when swung off the runway at RAF Leuchars on take-off for patrol, and crashed into Avro Anson K6268 (also of 233 Squadron) which was parked unoccupied at dispersal. Aircraft continued off the airfield, though the airfield boundary fence, and ended up in the River Eden.

Crew:
Pilot: Flying Officer G. Edwards OK
Co-pilot: (564213) Sgt. Frank Foster Hallam RAF OK (died 07/01/40 flying Hudson N7256 while still with 233 Sqn.)

Both aircraft involved were completely wrecked. The two crew in the Hudson were uninjured, except for bruises and some slight cuts. Hoar frost was suspected as the cause of the accident.

Sources:

1. Coastal Command Losses of the Second World War Vol 1.by Ross McNeil (page 16)
2. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2409031/hallam,-frank-foster/



Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-Nov-2015 07:41 JINX Added
15-Nov-2015 12:26 JINX Updated [Source, Narrative]
07-Jan-2016 20:30 Kraus Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Narrative]
06-Nov-2017 10:21 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Aircraft type]
24-Apr-2018 16:44 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
24-Apr-2018 16:46 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
06-Oct-2018 05:57 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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