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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 19553
Last updated: 14 July 2020
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Date:25-FEB-1941
Time:15:00
Type:Miles Magister Mk I
Owner/operator:17 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (17 OTU RAF)
Registration: L5951
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Sawtry, Huntingdonshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Upwood
Destination airport:
Narrative:
On 25 February 1941 the Magister I L5951 of 17 OTU RAF took off from Upwood airfield for a training flight only to fly high-tension cables and crash at 1500 hrs near Sawtry. 26-years old Flt Lt Timothy Roderick Manson, described as a pilot/navigator, was killed and is buried in Groton (St. Bartholomew) Churchyard. Another passenger of the crew was wounded but his name is not known.

Sources:

http://www.rafupwood.co.uk/17otulosses.html
"Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses, volume 7: Operational Training Units 1940-1947", by W R Chorley, ISBN 1-85780-132-6
https://www.cwgc.org/find/find-war-dead
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sawtry
http://www.maplandia.com/united-kingdom/england/east-anglia/cambridgeshire-county/sawtry/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-May-2008 01:53 JINX 40 Added
04-Nov-2013 17:48 Nepa Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
24-Oct-2016 19:21 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
29-Jan-2018 10:43 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Total fatalities, Location, Nature, Source, Narrative]

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