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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 255220
Last updated: 9 June 2021
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Type:Blenheim mk IV
Owner/operator:18sqn Royal Air Force
Registration: V6389
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Hillington, Norfolk -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Bircham Newton
Destination airport:
V6389 Blenheim mk4 was on a training mission towing a drogue, when the drogue became detached, the tow wire fouled the port side elevator, causing loss of control
crew Sqn Ldr Hugh J N Lindsaye pilot, Flg Off F Holmes air gunner, Sgt A E Stone observer


Initial information from local land owner Mrs Yvonne Ray, of Roydon Hall Farm. they had sold the land where the crash site was to the Ffolkes Arms, the manager at the Ffolkes confirm that there had been a crash, but didn't know the details
Found ref in book World War Airfields in Norfolk by Martin Bowman
listed by the national archive as being in Hillingdon, 118 miles away

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30-Apr-2021 18:30 Norfolk Mountains Added

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