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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 19592
Last updated: 20 July 2020
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Date:07-JUL-1941
Time:
Type:Miles Magister Mk I
Owner/operator:24 Elementary Flying Training School Royal Air Force (24 EFTS RAF)
Registration: L5984
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Luton Airport, Luton, Bedfordshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Luton, Bedfordshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
On the 7th July 1941 Flt Lt Dier 40090 - a flying instructor with 24 EFTS was detailed to give lessons to L/AC (Pilot u/t) Herbert R.B. HEARNE 1380334, they were assigned Miles Magister MkI - L5984.

During this training flight the Magister was in a mid air collision with another 24 EFTS aircraft, Tiger Moth MkII - T7113, Flt Lt Diers Magister was reported to have crashed and destroyed by fire, both Dier and Hearne were killed. The Tiger Moth was declared damaged beyond repair, so we must assume that those in that aircraft managed to get back on the ground, as no other 24 EFTS fatalities were reported on that day.

Sources:

1. Air Britain RAF Aircraft L1000 - N9999
2. https://www.findagrave.com/page=gr&GRid=33018613
3. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?3155-Unaccounted-airmen-7-7-1941


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-May-2008 21:01 JINX Added
21-Jan-2015 21:55 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
17-Oct-2018 06:13 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]

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