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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 226530
Last updated: 15 June 2020
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Date:18-OCT-1939
Time:day
Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk I
Owner/operator:55 Squadron Royal Air Force (55 Sqn RAF)
Registration: L8673
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Ismailia, 4 km WNW of Ismailia -   Egypt
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Ismalia, Egypt
Destination airport:RAF Ismailia, Egypt
Narrative:
Bristol Blenheim Mk.1 L8673, 55 Squadron, RAF: Written off (damaged beyond repair) 18/10/1939 when overshot in an attempted landing at Ismailia, Egypt. Aircraft abandoned and not repaired. According to the official Air Ministry File on the accident (File AIR 811/1599): Blenheim L8673, 55 Squadron; aircraft accident, 18 October 1939; Pilot Officer R H Nicolson injured".

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-L9999 (James J Halley, Air Britain 1978 p 58)
2. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 81/1599: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C16359630


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Jun-2019 20:13 Dr. John Smith Added
25-Jun-2019 05:48 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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