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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 196619
Last updated: 6 December 2019
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Date:21-MAR-1940
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic ANSN model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Anson Mk I
Owner/operator:269 Squadron Royal Air Force (269 Sqn RAF)
Registration: N9673
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Wick airfield, Caithness, Scotland -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Flt Lt Charles David Weaver Price of 269 Sqn and his crew attempted to take off from Wick airfield with the Anson I N9673 UA-J for an anti-submarine patrol on 21 March 1940 but failed to take off due to a combination of conditions (a wet, temporary runway and an heavily loaded aircraft). The end of the runway was blocked by a Hurricane and a fuel bowser. Due to insufficient speed the take off was aborted with the wings taking most of the landing shock. The aircraft was written off and two of the crew were wounded, one being admitted to the Station Sick Quarters and another to a local hospital, but their names are not known.

Sources:

"Royal Air Force Coastal Command Losses of the Second World War, vol 1: Aircraft and Crew Losses 1939-1941", by Ross McNeill. ISBN 1-85780-128-8
http://www.aircrewremembrancesociety.com/raf1939/price.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wick_Airport
http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=58.458889&lon=-3.093056&z=12


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
12-Jul-2017 08:49 Laurent Rizzotti Added
01-Dec-2017 10:42 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Aircraft type]

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