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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 226538
Last updated: 15 June 2020
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Date:11-NOV-1939
Time:day
Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk I
Owner/operator:A&AEE Boscombe Down (Aeroplane & Armament Experimental Establishment Boscombe Down)
Registration: L8862
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Petersfield, Hampshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Boscombe Down, Wiltshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Bristol Blenheim Mk.1 L8862, A&AEE Boscombe Down: Written off (damaged beyond repair) 11/11/1939 when wrecked in a forced landing near Petersfield, Hampshire. According to the official Air Ministry File on this accident (Air 81/1649 - see link #2): "Blenheim L8662, Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment (A&AEE) Aircraft accident, 11 November 1939; Flight Lieutenant C W K Nicholls, Squadron Leader A E Groom injured"

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-L9999 (James J .Halley, Air Britain, 1978 p 58)
2. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 81/1649: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C16359688
3. THE SECRET YEARS Flight Testing at Boscombe Down 1939-1945 by Tim Mason
4. http://www.hampshireairfields.co.uk/hancrash.html


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24-Jun-2019 21:33 Dr. John Smith Added

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