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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 195879
Last updated: 5 May 2019
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Date:22-JAN-1940
Time:
Type:Airspeed Oxford Mk I
Owner/operator:5 FTS Royal Air Force (5 FTS RAF)
Registration: L4611
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Sealand, Flintshire, Wales. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Sealand, Flintshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Written off (damaged beyond repair) 22.1.1940: The crew was engaged in a training exercise as part of 5 FTS at RAF Sealand, Flintshire. After take off, the twin engine aircraft encountered problems whilst trying to gain height, and hit an obstacle located at the end of the runway, before crashing on the ground. While both crewmen were injured, the aircraft was destroyed.

Cause: The takeoff procedure was completed in icing conditions, and the aircraft has not been de-iced prior to departure.

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-N9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain)
2. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-airspeed-as10-oxford-i-raf-sealand-0


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Jun-2017 22:11 Dr. John Smith Added
06-Dec-2018 17:34 Nepa Updated
21-Mar-2019 19:32 Dr. John Smith Updated

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