Accident Westland Whirlwind Mk I L6845,
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Date:Wednesday 11 June 1941
Type:Westland Whirlwind Mk I
Owner/operator:263 (Fellowship of the Bellows) Sqn RAF
Registration: L6845
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Llanderry, 3 miles North of Usk, Monmouthshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Filton, Gloucestershire
Destination airport:
Whirlwind L6845 was the second of two prototypes delivered to the RAF to contract 555965/36 on 11 December 1937 (and first flown 29 March 1939). Its service life included assignments to 25 and 263 Squadrons. The aircraft's engine cut out and it undershot on a forced landing and hit trees at Llanderry, three miles North of Usk, Monmouthshire (at approximate co ordinates 51.7306°N 2.8482°W) on 11th June 1941. The pilot was killed.

Crew: Sergeant Reginald Gunn Pascoe (Pilot, Service Number 927360, aged 20) - killed. Buried Swanscombe Cemetery, Grave 3162.


1. Halley, J J, 1993, Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000 to N9999, p 78.


Westland Whirlwind second prototype, L6845, photographed at Martlesham Heath while being tested by the A&AEE, July 1939. Note the overall aluminium paint scheme, with polished spinners. Westland Whirlwind prototype

Revision history:

23-May-2019 22:55 Dr. John Smith Added
24-May-2019 13:18 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]
27-Nov-2019 11:09 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]

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