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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 21453
Last updated: 17 April 2019
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Date:20-MAY-1942
Time:15:55
Type:Silhouette image of generic LANC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Lancaster Mk IB
Owner/operator:44 (Rhodesia) Sqn RAF
Registration: L7581
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Waddington -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Waddington
Destination airport:Air Test
Narrative:
For air test but before attaining flying speed the leading edge of the port wing failed and the Lancaster veered off the runway, colliding with two Handley Page Hampdens belonging to 420 Sqn (P2094 and X3149). All three aircraft were destroyed By fire. All three crew members were seriously injured.

Crew:
Pilot: WO E W Wright
AUS400519 Sgt Harland Leo HOGAN* RAAF - Injured
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: NZ404097 Sgt Arthur Raymond ROWSELL RNZAF
530493 Sgt W L BICKLEY
56206 Sgt B A GILL
93373 Cpl R ANDERSON

AUS400519 Sgt Harland Leo HOGAN RAAF, passed away on 2-1-2011, aged 93.

Sources:

1. Air-Britain Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-N9999
2. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?10657-741473-W-O-Eric-WRIGHT-DFC
3. http://www.rodcollins.com/wordpress/lancaster-crashes-in-lincolnshire-lancaster-crash-sites
4, [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.baaa-acro.com/Fiches%20d%27accidents/1942/L7581.htm]
5. http://www.bcar.org.uk/1942-incident-logs
6. http://www.sonsofdamien.co.uk/44%20squadron.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Jun-2008 20:32 JINX Added
01-Jun-2013 16:31 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
18-Aug-2013 21:07 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Source]
27-Nov-2014 16:30 Dandy Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport]
26-Dec-2014 02:07 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
29-Dec-2017 14:57 Red Dragon Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]

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