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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 25293
Last updated: 11 July 2020
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Date:14-JUN-1950
Time:night
Type:Vickers Wellington T Mk X
Owner/operator:201 Advanced Flying School Royal Air Force (201 AFS RAF)
Registration: PG417
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Norton Disney, 1/2 mile W of RAF Swinderby, Lincolnshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Swinderby, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:RAF Swinderby, Lincolnshire
Narrative:
The crew was engaged in a local training sortie in RAF Swinderby. On final approach by night, the pilot in command encountered difficulties due to poor visibility caused by bad weather conditions. He then decided to make a go around and followed a downwind circuit for a second approach when the aircraft, which was too low, hit a hill and crashed at Norton Disney, North Kesteven, 1/2 mile West of RAF Swinderby, Lincolnshire (at approximate co ordinates 53.1204N 0.6795W). Two crew members were killed while the third occupant was seriously injured. One fatality was the pilot Jack Merriman from Sandiacre Nottinghamshire

Sources:

1. Air-Britain Royal Air Force Aircraft PA100-RZ999
2. El Litoral 14 June 1950, p 1
3. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.baaa-acro.com/1950/archives/crash-of-a-vickers-619-wellington-x-in-raf-swinderby-2-killed-2/]
4. http://www.planetrace.co.uk/1950-1959_26.html
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norton_Disney
6. http://www.bcar.org.uk/1950s-incident-logs
7. David Willey aviation historian located and reseached crash 2013


Images:


Sandiacre Cemetery Notts

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
02-Sep-2013 02:05 JINX Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
30-Sep-2014 16:52 TB Updated [Time, Operator, Location]
17-Jan-2015 19:08 TB Updated [Source]
23-Apr-2017 22:03 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Oct-2017 14:19 Anon. Updated [Narrative, Photo, ]
21-Oct-2017 14:19 Anon. Updated [Source, Narrative]
23-Oct-2018 20:59 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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