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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 236554
Last updated: 30 May 2020
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Date:10-MAY-1941
Time:03:30
Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk I
Owner/operator:54 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (54 OTU RAF)
Registration: L1494
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Cutsyke, Castleford -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Church Fenton
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The airplane crashed during a night training exercise after engine failure. The pilot, Sgt Bruce William Smeaton RAFVR (1160948) died in the crash.
R.I.P.

Sources:

https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/heritage-and-retro/heritage/plan-commemorate-hero-pilot-who-died-wwii-crash-yorkshire-2869184
http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/aircraft/yorkshire/york41/l1494.html


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