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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 246174
Last updated: 23 December 2020
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Type:Vickers Wellington Mk I
Owner/operator:16 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (16 OTU RAF)
Registration: LN531
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North of Little Rollright, Oxfordshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Upper Heyford
Destination airport:
Aircraft struck the ground at a shallow angle after descending through 10/10 cloud. Engines desintegrated on impact and aircraft caught fire. All on board perished.
-Pilot: Ernest LESEBERG Flight Sergeant Royal Australian Air Force no. 425172
-Navigator: Eric HARRIS Sergeant RAFVR no. 1802331
-2nd Navigator: Viktor M°inichen PLAHTE Sergeant, Royal Norwegian Air Force
-Bomb Aimer: Henry Osmond MITCHELL Sergeant Royal Canadian Air Force no. R/171550
-Wireless Op/Air Gunner: Frederick NICHOLS Sergeant RAFVR no. 1565538
-Air Gunner: Bernard Nicholas REDMOND Sergeant Royal Canadian Air Force no. R/185698
-Air Gunner: John FOOTE Sergeant Royal Canadian Air Force no. R/187590


Revision history:

23-Dec-2020 22:01 tachel Added

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