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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 19848
Last updated: 7 March 2020
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Date:27-FEB-1942
Time:
Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk I
Owner/operator:70 OTU RAF
Registration: L6659
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Nakuru -   Kenya
Phase: Take off
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Nakuru
Destination airport:
Narrative:
On 27 February 1942 the Blenheim I L6659 of 70 OTU RAF was taking off from Nakuru airfield, the home base of 70 OTU, when a tyre burst. The bomber swung and the undercarriage collapsed. The aicraft was wrecked but both crew, Plt Off King (instructor pilot) and Sgt McDonald (pupil pilot), were unhurt.

Before going to 70 OTU, this aircraft had served with 113 and 55 Sqn, and was badly damaged by CR 42s Italian fighters in El Adem area on 12 October 1940 with the latter.

Sources:

https://www.pprune.org/archive/index.php/t-401930.html
"The Bristol Blenheim: A Complete History", by Graham Warner. ISBN 0-85979-101-7
http://surfcity.kund.dalnet.se/italy_botto.htm
http://www.rafweb.org/Stations/Stations-N.htm#Nakuru
http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=-0.283068&lon=36.059961&z=14


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-May-2008 17:28 JINX Added
15-Dec-2014 16:27 Jixon Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport]
02-Mar-2016 17:59 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Nature, Source, Narrative]

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