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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 207860
Last updated: 30 August 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic P51 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
North American Mustang Mk 1
Owner/operator:2(AC) Squadron Royal Air Force (2(AC) Sqn RAF)
Registration: AG403/AG488
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:RAF Sawbridgeworth
Destination airport:RAF Sawbridgeworth
Mustang AG403 had started its take-off roll and was just airborne when it collided with AG488 that was taxying out towards the runway in use. After losing part of one wing in the collision AG403 climbed to about sixty feet, flicked inverted and crashed near the runway, killing the pilot. Whereas AG403 was destroyed, AG488 was badly damaged but the pilot, P/O P J Willmett, was only injured.

P/O G L Gosnell was killed


2(AC) Sqn ORB
'Where the Lysanders were .....' (the story of Sawbridgeworth's airfields) by Paul Doyle, pub 1995 by Forward Airfield Research Publishing. ISBN 09525 624 05

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Revision history:

19-Mar-2018 16:06 paddy Added
09-Oct-2018 16:42 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
23-Dec-2018 11:51 paddy Updated [Time]

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