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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 226560
Last updated: 15 June 2020
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Date:19-DEC-1939
Time:day
Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk I
Owner/operator:64 Squadron Royal Air Force (64 Sqn RAF)
Registration: L6756
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Drem, East Lothian -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Evanton (HMS Fieldfare) Ross and Cromarty, Scotland
Destination airport:RAF Drem, East Lothian
Narrative:
Bristol Blenheim Mk.1 L6756, 64 Squadron: Written off (damaged beyond repair) 19 December 1939 when crashed on landing at RAF Drem, East Lothian. No fatalities, but one of the four crew was injured. According to the official Air Ministry file on the accident (File AIR 81/1746): "aircraft accident, Blenheim L6756, 64 Squadron, 19 December 1939. Flight Sergeant E G Gilbert, Corporal F Malekin, Aircraftman W C Dodge uninjured; Sergeant H R Crowley injured".

The official Air Ministry file referred to above (File AIR 81/1746) is "closed", and therefore unavailable for public scrutiny, for 82 years, until 1 January 2022. The decision to retain and close the file was taken by the National Archives 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 (Hames J. Halley Air Britain, 1978 p 45)
2. National Archives (PRO Kew) file AIR 81/1746: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C16471072


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Jun-2019 20:55 Dr. John Smith Added
25-Jun-2019 20:56 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
26-Jun-2019 09:55 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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