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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 21685
Last updated: 31 December 2020
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Type:Miles Magister Mk I
Owner/operator:213 (Ceylon) Squadron Royal Air Force (213 (Ceylon) Sqn RAF)
Registration: L8136
C/n / msn: 614
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Shillington, Bedfordshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Wittering, Northamptonshire
Destination airport:RAF Hendon, Middlesex
Miles Magister Mk.I L8136, 213 (Ceylon) Squadron, RAF: Written off (damaged beyond repair) 11/11/38 when crash landed at Shillington, Bedfordshire (at approximate co ordinates 51.984N 0.365W) as the result of engine failure, on a passenger flight between RAF Wittering, Northamptonshire to RAF Hendon, Middlesex. Both crew survived the accident, sustaining only minor injuries:

Pilot: Pilot Officer R.F. Weatherhill
Passenger: Pilot Officer B.J.E. Lane

Both Weatherhill and Lane were injured and the purpose of the flight was for both to go on leave in London. Lane was going to visit his parents in Pinner, Middlesex. The accident was attended to by RAF Henlow


1. Air-Britain Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-N9999


Revision history:

09-Jul-2008 23:19 JINX Added
06-Apr-2012 02:56 Anon. Updated [Source, Narrative]
13-Sep-2012 22:01 Anon. Updated [Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport]
03-Mar-2013 17:55 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
28-May-2013 20:15 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Source, Narrative]
08-Aug-2013 21:17 JINX Updated [Operator, Nature, Source, Narrative]
13-Aug-2013 15:52 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport]
13-Aug-2013 22:32 JINX Updated [Operator, Departure airport]
03-Jun-2015 17:19 Dandy Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport]
19-Mar-2018 02:01 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
19-Mar-2018 02:04 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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