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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 215986
Last updated: 16 May 2020
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Date:28-NOV-1939
Time:day
Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk I
Owner/operator:219 Squadron Royal Air Force (219 Sqn RAF)
Registration: L8686
C/n / msn: FK-M
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Catterick, North Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Catterick, North Yorkshire
Destination airport:RAF Catterick, North Yorkshire
Narrative:
Blenheim L8686 was built to contract 551920/37 by Rootes Securities Ltd at Speke and was delivered to MU storage in August 1939. 219 Squadron reformed at Catterick on 4th October 1939 and L8686 was delivered to them around that date.

On 28th November 1939 this 219 Squadron aircraft was written off following a heavy landing at Catterick after an engine cut out and the aircraft stalled whilst attempting crash-landing. The aircraft is reported to have cartwheeled and was written off as a result. Cat.W/FA was recorded and it was struck off charge.

Pilot - Pilot Officer Henry Ferdinand Auger RAF (Service Number 41815). Injured.

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-L9999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1978 p 59)
2. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 81/1691: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C16359593
3. http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/aircraft/yorkshire/york39/l8686.html


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Oct-2018 19:14 Dr.John Smith Added
04-Oct-2018 13:56 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
25-Jun-2019 01:40 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Source, Narrative]

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