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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 72856
Last updated: 9 February 2020
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Date:23-MAR-1941
Time:22:50
Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk IF
Owner/operator:68 Squadron Royal Air Force (68 Sqn RAF)
Registration: L1207
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Great Habton, NW of Malton, Yorkshire, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Catterick, Yorkshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Blenheim L1207 - T/o from Catterick with three airmen on board in training flight at night.
In the Malton area the aircraft was seen to do two complete turns in an increasingly steep spiral. The aircraft then crashed. All three men were killed. The pilots body was found a mile away from the crash site. The pilot was in a habit of flying with his harness unfastened. It was possible that he had abandoned the aircraft before impact but more likely he was thrown from the aircraft inadvertantly. The aircraft then went out of control with one of the other airmen possibly attempting to take control . The pilot being only of slight build, he could not reach certain instruments when the harness was fastened, apparently this was why he flew without his harness fastened. Why the roof was open, this will never be known. - 23.3.1941
Crew:
Sgt (745364) David KIRKLAND (pilot) RAFVR - killed.
Sgt (1259563) Joseph FORSTER (AG) RAFVR - killed.
Sgt (747821) David Arthur TAYLOR (TAG) RAFVR - killed.


Sources:

History 68 Sqn RAF


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Feb-2010 10:27 NePa Added
30-Mar-2012 02:20 Nepa Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Aug-2012 04:46 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Departure airport, Source]
17-Aug-2013 03:49 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
20-Aug-2013 18:35 Nepa Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
22-Aug-2013 15:09 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
23-Aug-2013 04:51 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Narrative]
23-Aug-2013 18:04 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport]
24-Aug-2013 06:03 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport]
24-Aug-2013 15:39 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport]
24-Aug-2013 18:17 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport]
24-Aug-2013 18:25 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport]
24-Aug-2013 18:25 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
25-Aug-2013 06:03 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Source]
25-Aug-2013 08:10 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport]
08-Oct-2013 06:27 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport]
09-Oct-2013 09:38 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Source]
14-Jun-2014 17:00 Nepa Updated [Source, Narrative]
16-Sep-2014 22:02 Newton Updated [Location]
29-Oct-2015 12:29 Ing Edcker Updated [Narrative]
08-Sep-2018 08:50 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative, Operator]

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