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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 231448
Last updated: 16 December 2019
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Type:Bristol Blenheim
Owner/operator:404 (Buffalo) Sqn RCAF
Registration: T1949
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Off the coast of Scotland near Lady`s Holm, a skerry to the west of Su -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Sumburgh
Destination airport:
Aircraft took off from Sumburgh for a homing exercise with a Royal Navy destroyer, it was seen to be climbing into the teeth of a westerly gale when it was said by some that the port engine failed. It is thought the aircraft then stalled and the Blenheim crashed into the sea near Lady`s Holm, a skerry to the west of Sumburgh, the 3 crew members were killed.
Pilot: W/O J.H. Patterson, J/15840, RCAF, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
Navigator: Sgt. R.G. Tinsley, 1258914, RAFVR, Hadley, Shropshire, United Kingdom
W/O, Gnr: T.F. McCarthy, 751520, RAFVR, West Hartlepool, Co. Durham, United Kingdom


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16-Dec-2019 18:33 tachel Added

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