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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 68410
Last updated: 3 March 2020
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Date:01-OCT-1937
Time:day
Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk I
Owner/operator:139 (Jamaica) Squadron Royal Air Force (139 (Jamaica) Sqn RAF)
Registration: K7066
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Wyton, Huntingdonshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Wyton, Huntingdonshire
Destination airport:RAF Wyton, Huntingdonshire
Narrative:
Bristol Blenheim Mk.I K7066, 139 (Jamaica) Squadron, RAF: Written off (destroyed) 1/10/37 with 43 flying hours on the airframe, when an engine cut on take-off for circuits and landings (it had shed the port prop and reduction gear). The aircraft returned to the airfield but it spun into the ground on approach. Pilot Sgt John H.Williams, flying solo, was killed. According to the official Air Ministry announcement in "Flight" magazine (October 7, 1937 page 355 - see link #4)

"FLYING ACCIDENTS
Sgt. John Hubert Williams lost his life in an accident which occurred near Wyton on October 1 to an aircraft of No. 139 (Bomber) Squadron, Wyton, Huntingdon. He was the pilot and sole occupant of the aircraft."

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft K1000-K9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1976, page 57
2. 139 Squadron RAF ORB (Air Ministry Form 540) 1/3/1918-30/9/39: http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D8388352
3. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1937.htm
4. https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1937/1937%20-%202771.html
5. http://aircrewremembered.com/blenheim-test.html


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Oct-2009 00:13 JINX Added
06-Mar-2012 09:51 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport, Source]
14-Jul-2013 18:22 JINX Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport, Source]
03-Aug-2013 16:02 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport]
04-Aug-2013 21:17 JINX Updated [Operator, Location]
10-Nov-2014 15:58 Investig Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport]
02-Apr-2016 06:49 J.Cryer Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
07-Mar-2018 20:24 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
13-Apr-2018 22:32 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
13-Apr-2018 22:38 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
26-Sep-2018 09:21 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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