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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 56809
Last updated: 19 August 2020
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Date:22-DEC-1943
Time:16:46
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk X
Owner/operator:27 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (27 OTU RAF)
Registration: HE653
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF stn Lichfield, Staffs. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Lichfield
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Birdstrike: On takeoff, struck a flock of birds, causing port engine to fail. Crash landed / belly landed during attempted circuit; ground fire.

Sources:

Air Ministry Form 1180;
http://www.int-birdstrike.org/Athens_Papers/IBSC27%20WPI-2.pdf
- Air Britain: RAF Aircraft HA100 - HZ999, published 1989


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Jan-2009 10:07 WJR Added
02-Jan-2009 00:09 Anon. Updated
29-Dec-2011 14:46 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
09-Jan-2012 07:17 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source]

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