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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 238784
Last updated: 20 September 2021
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Date:17-SEP-1941
Time:11:26
Type:Silhouette image of generic beau model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bristol Beaufighter Mk Ic
Owner/operator:248 Sqn RAF
Registration: T3351
MSN: WR-U
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location: mile S of Stanhoe Station nr RAF Bircham Newton, Norfolk, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Test
Departure airport:RAF Bircham Newton, Norfolk
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Beaufighter T3351 (248 Sqdn) aircraft accident near RAF Bircham Newton. 17 September 1941.
The aircraft was on a test flight. According to the Air Ministry crash report, the tail unit and port wing broke off at an altitude of 1,500 ft. The aircraft spun to the ground and caught fire, killing both crew.
Crew:
P/O (87070) Stanley Haslop BIRTLES (pilot) RAFVR : killed
AC1 (652624) William Thomas BOURNE (mech.) RAFVR : killed

Sources:

AIR81/9122


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
29-Jul-2020 07:42 Nepa Added [Operator]
29-Jul-2020 07:45 Nepa Updated [Location, Operator]

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