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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 240722
Last updated: 15 October 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic beau model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bristol Beaufighter Mk VIc
Owner/operator:2 (C) Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (2 (C) OTU RAF)
Registration: T5317
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:nr Vicarage Farm, Bridlington Road, Hunmanby, North Yorkshire. -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Catfoss, East Yorskhire
Destination airport:
Beaufighter T5317 : Took off at 08:45hrs with the crew tasked with a training flight, they were authorised to carry out a "visual homing" exercise. At 09:00hrs the aircraft was heard over the Hunmanby area but was not seen as it was flying in thick cloud which was over the area. Shortly afterwards the aircraft was seen to break cloud at 2000 feet and to be in a spin. The pilot was able to partially recover from the spin at around 1000 feet but then it entered a flat spin from which it did not recover before it struck the ground near Vicarage Farm, Bridlington Road, Hunmanby at 09:10hrs.7.12. 1942.
The pilot had simply lost control while flying in thick cloud and was unable to recover in the height available.
Sgt (NZ414306) Ian John LAND (pilot) RNZAF - killed
Sgt (1319211) William Ronald EVANS (obs) RAFVR - killed


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31-Aug-2020 16:10 Nepa Added [Operator]

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