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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 209883
Last updated: 8 June 2020
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Date:06-NOV-1939
Time:day
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk 1c
Owner/operator:214 Squadron Royal Air Force (214 Sqn RAF)
Registration: L4345
C/n / msn: BU-L
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Methwold, near Feltwell, Norfolk -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Methwold, Norfolk
Destination airport:RAF Methwold
Narrative:
Vickers Wellington Mk.I L4345, 214 Squadron ("BU-L") RAF Methwold: Written off (destroyed) 6/11/39 when stalled and crashed on approach while in the circuit, at RAF Methwold, near Feltwell, Norfolk. Both crew killed as the Wellington exploded on impact:

Pilot Officer John Lingwood (Service Number 70866, aged 20) killed
AC.1 Arthur Matthews (Service Number 534864, aged 23) killed

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-N9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1983)
2. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1939a.htm
3. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2429716/lingwood,-john/
4. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2717511/matthews,-arthur/
5. http://www.214squadron.org.uk/Crews_and_losses_Wellington.htm
6. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-vickers-290-wellington-i-raf-methwold-2-killed
7. https://aviationtrails.wordpress.com/2017/01/22/raf-methwold-unassumingly-famous/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Apr-2018 18:51 Dr. John Smith Added
04-Oct-2018 13:55 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]

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