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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 226541
Last updated: 15 June 2020
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Date:02-DEC-1939
Time:day
Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk IV
Owner/operator:104 Squadron Royal Air Force (104 Sqn RAF)
Registration: L8868
C/n / msn: EP-K
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Stony Stratford, Buckinghamshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Bicester, Oxfordshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Bristol Blenheim Mk.IV L8868, 104 Squadron, RAF: Written off (damaged beyond repair) 2/12/1939 when wrecked in a forced landing at Stony Stratford, Buckinghamshire. No fatalities, but both crew were injured. According to the official Air Ministry file into the accident (File AIR 81/1705 - see link #2): "Blenheim L8868, 104 Squadron, aircraft accident, Stony Stratford, 2 December 1939; Pilot Officer T C McGillivray, Sergeant E Evans injured"

It is notable that the official Air Ministry file for the accident (File AIR 81/1705) is closed for 82 years, until 1 January 2029. The decision to close and retained the file was taken in 2015 on the grounds of "Exemption 1: Personal information where the applicant is a 3rd party" and "Exemption 2: Information provided in confidence".

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-L9999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1976 p 60)
2. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 81/1705: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C16359650
3. https://www.pprune.org/military-aviation/458759-104-squadron-blenheim-loss.html
4. https://www.backtonormandy.org/the-history/air-force-operations/airplanes-allies-and-axis-lost/blenheim/28091-RAF10353.html


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Jun-2019 02:29 Dr. John Smith Added
25-Jun-2019 02:32 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
25-Jun-2019 05:47 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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