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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 201541
Last updated: 3 October 2019
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Date:29-OCT-1942
Time:19:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic P51 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
North American P-51 Mustang Mk I
Owner/operator:2(AC) Squadron Royal Air Force (2(AC) Sqn RAF)
Registration: AG456
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Court Front Hotel, Ludgershall, Buckinghamshire, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire
Destination airport:RAF Sawbridgeworth
Narrative:
Aircraft was leader of a three-ship formation that had difficulty finding base due to a combination of inadequate radio communications, bad weather and low cloud and (after the two wingmen had come to grief separately) turned west to find better weather. When fuel ran out pilot baled out and landed near A41 road, the aircraft crashed into hotel grounds at Ludgershall.

P/O (126594) Peter Maxwell GORDON-CROSBY (pilot) RAFVR - uninjured.

Sources:

'Where the Lysanders Were .....' by Paul A Doyle
(09525 624 05), pub 1995 by Forward Airfield Research Publishing.


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Nov-2017 17:11 paddy Added
25-Nov-2017 12:00 paddy Updated [Source, Narrative]
04-Dec-2017 18:10 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
05-Dec-2017 11:44 paddy Updated [Time]
28-Dec-2017 14:58 paddy Updated [Narrative]
13-Feb-2018 13:50 Nepa Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
19-Mar-2018 06:52 paddy Updated [Source, Narrative]
19-Mar-2018 06:52 paddy Updated [Narrative]
21-Mar-2018 15:35 paddy Updated [Operator]

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