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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 230473
Last updated: 12 December 2019
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Date:21-OCT-1943
Time:19:57
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk III
Owner/operator:18 (Polish) Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (18 (Polish) OTU RAF)
Registration: BK471
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Bircotes, South Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Bircotes
Destination airport:RAF Bircotes
Narrative:
Aircraft departed RAF Bircotes airfield [a satellite of RAF Finningley] at 1917hrs to undertake a night cross-country training exercise. Forty minutes after setting out the crew sent a radio message to say there was a problem with the aircraft and were returning to base, at 1957hrs the aircraft flew into trees around two miles north of Bircotes airfield and four of the five crew were killed and the aircraft destroyed.

Sources:

www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/aircraft/yorkshire/york43/bk471b.html
aircrewremembered.com/sołecki-mieczysław.html
www.polishwargraves.nl/new/7159.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Nov-2019 09:42 Paul McGuiness Added
12-Dec-2019 07:49 Anon. Updated [Operator, Operator]

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