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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 19954
Last updated: 29 August 2020
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Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk I
Owner/operator:17 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (17 OTU RAF)
Registration: L6804
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:nr Colston Bassett, 10 miles SE of Nottingham -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Upwood, Cambridgeshire
Destination airport:Air Test
Encountered severe weather & while flying at 1,000ft. an engine cut. Coaxed up to 3,200ft. & abandoned. Pilotless it crashed & was DBF.
L6804 - T/o Upwood but encountered very bad weather and while flying at 1,00 feet an engine cut. Sgt Jessup did remarkably well to coax his crippled aircraft up to 3,200 feet before taking to his parachute. Left to its own devices, the Blenheim crashed 11:25 near Colston Bassett, 10 miles SE of Nottingham, where it was consumed by fire.
Sgt G.D. JESSUP (pilot)RAFVR - bailed out OK.

Air Britain RAF Aircraft L1000 - N9999

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Revision history:

25-May-2008 11:18 JINX Added
04-Nov-2013 18:37 Nepa Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
15-Dec-2014 16:33 DG333 Updated [Departure airport, Narrative]
11-Nov-2017 19:00 Red Dragon Updated [Destination airport]

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