ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 19954
Last updated: 26 February 2020
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Date:04-MAR-1942
Time:11:25
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
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Upwood, Cambridgeshire
Destination airport:Air Test
Narrative:
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.
Crew:
Sgt G.D. JESSUP (pilot)RAFVR - bailed out OK.

Sources:

http://www.rafupwood.co.uk/17otulosses.html
Air Britain RAF Aircraft L1000 - N9999


Related books:

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
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]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description