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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 27884
Last updated: 14 July 2020
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Type:Vickers Wellington Mk X
Owner/operator:10 AGS Royal Air Force (10 AGS RAF)
Registration: LP764
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Irish Sea, between Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Eglinton, Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Destination airport:RAF Andreas, Isle of Man
Vickers Wellington B.Mk.X LP764, 10 AGS (Air Gunnery School), RAF: Written off (presumed destroyed) 01-07-1946: En-route from Londonderry to RAF Andreas, while overflying the Irish Sea, the aircraft went out of control and crashed into the sea in bad weather conditions. Both crew killed:

Flying Officer Robert Gray (Pilot, aged 24) Service Number 191697 - killed on active service 01/07/1946, buried at St. Mary's Churchyard, Walney Island, near Barrow-in-Furness, Cumberland
Flight Lieutenant Richard Colin Flower (Pilot, aged 27, New Zealander) Service Number 405477 - killed on active service 01/07/1946, buried at Glebe Cemetery, Stranraer, Wigtownshire


1. Halley, James (1999). Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents. Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.37. ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Air Britain: RAF Aircraft LA100 - LZ999, published 1991

Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
29-Dec-2011 12:18 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Country, Phase, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
27-Apr-2017 21:41 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Country, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
06-Nov-2019 21:46 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Source, Narrative]
12-Nov-2019 22:23 Anon. Updated [Operator, Operator]
13-Nov-2019 17:40 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
13-Nov-2019 21:36 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
15-Nov-2019 18:50 Anon. Updated [Operator, Operator]

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