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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 232841
Last updated: 9 February 2020
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Type:Vickers Wellington Mk VII
Owner/operator:172 Squadron Royal Air Force (172 Sqn RAF)
Registration: BB503
C/n / msn: WN-D
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:10
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Bay of Biscay West of Brest -   France
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Chivenor
Destination airport:
Pilot successfully ditched with engine problems. Entire crew managed to get into dingies and were rescued and returned to UK after 5 days at sea. The other fatalities were 10 of 11 crewmembers of a RAF Sunderland which was damaged and sank trying to rescue them.


Revision history:

09-Feb-2020 15:47 tachel Added

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