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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 226540
Last updated: 2 January 2021
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Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk IV
Owner/operator:101 Squadron Royal Air Force (101 Sqn RAF)
Registration: L4887
C/n / msn: SR-G
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:2 1/2 miles SW of RAF Lichfield, Staffordshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF West Raynham, Fakenham, Norfolk
Destination airport:
Bristol Blenheim Mk.1 L4887 (SR-G) 101 Squadron, RAF: Written off (damaged beyond repair) 20/11/1939 when force landed 2 1/2 miles south west of Lichfield, Staffordshire. No fatalities, but two of the three crew were injured. The official Air Ministry file on the accident (File AIR 81/1674) states: "Blenheim L4887, 101 Squadron; aircraft accident, 20 November 1939; Pilot Officer C P Newman: uninjured; Leading Aircraftman P E Johnson, Aircraftman F J Mantle: injured;


1. Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-L9999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1978 p 31)
2. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 81/1674:

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Revision history:

25-Jun-2019 01:11 Dr. John Smith Added
25-Jun-2019 05:49 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]
02-Jan-2021 18:32 Heil Updated [Location, Operator]

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