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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 68428
Last updated: 16 January 2021
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Date:09-MAY-1942
Time:
Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk I
Owner/operator:Trg Flt ATA
Registration: K7086
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near ATA stn White Waltham, Berkshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Training
Departure airport:ATA White Waltham, Berkshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Blenheim K7086 - Crashed after collision with Blenheim L8439 after take-off.
"I was at the bus stop opposite Hammants Garage when two Bristol Blenheims collided overhead. One came up under the other and took the tail off. One came down behind a bungalow closer to Cox Green; the pilot was on his first solo flight.
The other came down in a field just off Woodlands Park Avenue... who asked for my penknife to free an occupant from his harness, but unfortunately it was too late. One trainee pilot and an instructor died. The the rescue people came and took over".
Crew:
First Officer John Burge ERICKSON (us.pilot) ATA - killed in a flying accident.

Sources:

Air Britain The K File The RAF of the 1930s

ATA Casualties.


Related books:

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Oct-2009 08:19 JINX Added
07-Jun-2013 11:02 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Nature, Source, Narrative]
21-Apr-2014 15:35 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Narrative]
08-Jul-2014 22:55 angels one five Updated [Operator, Location, Phase]
19-Oct-2014 15:52 Oezil Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Narrative]
16-Jan-2021 21:28 ABBA Updated [Location, Narrative, Operator]

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