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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 184383
Last updated: 19 July 2019
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Date:08-MAR-1939
Time:day
Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk IF
Owner/operator:23 Squadron Royal Air Force (23 Sqn RAF)
Registration: L1461
C/n / msn: MS-S
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:RAF Usworth, near Sunderland, County Durham. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Wittering, Northamptonshire
Destination airport:RAF Usworth, Durham
Narrative:
Bristol Blenheim Mk.1F, (MS-S) of 23 Squadron, RAF: Substantially damaged on 8/3/39 when six aircraft took part in tactical exercise at RAF Church Fenton. The undercarriage of L1461 jammed and the aircraft belly-landed at RAF Usworth, near Sunderland, County Durham. Aircraft deemed damaged beyond economic repair. and reassigned to GIA (Ground Instructional Air Frame) status, and became 1483M.

Crew: Wing Commander (07004) David Vaughan CARNEGIE AFC (pilot, Officer Commanding, RAF Wittering ) RAF - uninjured

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-N9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1983)
2. 23 Sqn RAF ORB (Air Ministry Form 540) at http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C2502922
3. http://aircrewremembered.com/blenheim-test.html
4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Carnegie_(RAF_officer)
5. Air Vice-Marshal D. V. Carnegie. The Times, Tuesday, 4 August 1964; pg. 10; Issue 56081
6. http://www.nelsam.org.uk/NEAR/Losses/Losses-PreWWII.htm


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-Feb-2016 14:22 MrBean1941 Added
12-Feb-2016 16:32 JIXN Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Country, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
12-Feb-2016 20:33 Kraus Updated [Location, Departure airport, Narrative]
24-Mar-2018 22:36 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
24-Mar-2018 22:39 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
26-Sep-2018 10:13 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]

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