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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 257448
Last updated: 15 October 2021
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Date:08-OCT-1942
Time:21:08
Type:Silhouette image of generic beau model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bristol Beaufighter Mk I
Owner/operator:25 Squadron Royal Air Force (25 Sqn RAF)
Registration: X7569
MSN: ZK-?
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near RAF Church Fenton, North Yorkshire, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Church Fenton, North Yorkshire
Destination airport:RAF Church Fenton
Narrative:
Beaufighter I X7569 (25 Sqdn) On 8th October 1942 the crew of this aircraft were having trouble with the propeller constant speed unit on one of the engines of their aircraft and the aircraft was flying too low as they approached for a night landing at RAF Church Fenton. The aircraft struck the chimney of a farm house around half a mile from the airfield and crashed at 21:08hrs, 08.10.1942
Crew:
F/Sgt (1284380) Henry Lyons MIDDLEMAST (Pilot) RAFVR - killed
F/Sgt D McCRACKEN (obs.) RAF - seriously injured.

Sources:

1.Beaufighter production list
2.ORB 25 Sqdn RAF
3.http://www.rafcommands.com/database/serials/details.php?uniq=X7569


Revision history:

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04-May-2021 10:37 Nepa Added [Operator]

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