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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 192567
Last updated: 27 April 2019
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Date:05-JAN-1940
Time:day
Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk IV
Owner/operator:21 Squadron Royal Air Force (21 Sqn RAF)
Registration: L8741
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Halton, 4 miles SE of Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Halton, Buckinghamshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
On 5 January 1940 the Blenheim IV L8741 of 21 Sqn RAF was taking off from Halton, 4 miles southeast of Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, for a training flight when an engine cut. The Blenheim went through a hedge in the subsequent forced landing. It was damaged beyond repair but there was no serious casualties. Only the name of the pilot, Plt Off I Stapelton, is known: he was slightly injured.

Sources:

"Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War, vol 1: Aircraft and Crew lost during 1939-1940", by W R Chorley. ISBN 0-904597-85-7
"The Bristol Blenheim: A Complete History", by Graham Warner. ISBN 0-85979-101-7
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Halton
http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=51.791667&lon=-0.736111&z=14


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Jan-2017 05:06 Laurent Rizzotti Added
26-Sep-2018 09:49 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
27-Apr-2019 04:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport]

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