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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 231784
Last updated: 5 December 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic hlfx model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Handley Page Halifax Mk VII
Owner/operator:432 (Leaside) Sqn RCAF
Registration: NP721
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RCAF East Moor -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:RCAF East Moor
Destination airport:Soest
During take off, the port outer engine cut out as the aircraft picked up speed on the runway, a swing developed and the undercarriage collapsed. Upon coming to a halt near the northern intersection of the runways the damaged aircraft then caught fire. With the full bomb load being in the aircraft the crew ran clear. Soon afterwards a massive explosion occurred scattering bits of the aircraft over a very wide area.


Revision history:

29-Dec-2019 16:57 tachel Added

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