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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 209707
Last updated: 6 September 2019
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Date:18-JAN-1940
Time:09:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic T6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
North American Harvard Mk 1
Owner/operator:2 FTS Royal Air Force (2 FTS RAF)
Registration: N7144
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire
Destination airport:RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire
Narrative:
North American Harvard Mk I N7144, 2 FTS, RAF Brize Norton: Written off (destroyed) 18/1/40 when engaged in an instrument flying sortie. At around 09:30 the aircraft descended below the briefed height of 2,000 feet and attempted to join another formation. Whilst doing so the aircraft stalled, entered a spin and had insufficient height to recover. It hit trees and crashed near Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire

Pilot Officer Arthur John Mullock, Royal Air Force,(Service Number 42423) who was at the controls, was killed. He was aged 18 and is buried in Whitchurch Congregational Chapelyard in Shropshire. The safety pilot, who survived the accident, was Pilot Officer Noel Eric Berrington-Pickett and it is his name which appears on the AM Form 1180.

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-N9999 (James J. Halley, Air Brtiain, 1983)
2. http://www.chippingnortonbritishlegion.com/wartime-plane-crashes-around-chipping-norton.php
3. http://corfield.port5.com/web/7607.htm
4. https://www.ancientfaces.com/person/arthur-john-mullock/164602153
5. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?12037-Harvard-Accident-18-Jan-40
6. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?20296-List-of-Guinea-Pig-Club-Members/page10
7. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2711942/mullock,-arthur-john/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Apr-2018 20:15 Dr. John Smith Added
19-Nov-2018 21:29 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
10-May-2019 01:14 Dr. John Smith Updated [Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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