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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 74097
Last updated: 25 January 2020
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Date:08-JAN-1943
Time:night
Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk V
Owner/operator:54 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (54 OTU RAF)
Registration: BA194
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Crunklaw Farm, near RAF Charterhall, Berwickshire, Scotland. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Charterhall, Berwickshire
Destination airport:RAF Charterhall
Narrative:
BA194 was being flown by Richard Hillary who was retraining as a night-fighter pilot after recovering from severe burns to his face and hands incurred when his Spitfire was shot down during the Battle of Britain.
The aircraft is believed to have stalled and spun when descending to land at Charterhall in bad weather.
The accident was probably the result of airframe ice accretion, and the situation would not have been helped by the difficulty that Hillary was known to be having in handling the controls of an aircraft owing to his physical injuries.
Crew:
F/Lt (74677) Richard HILLARY (pilot) RAFVR - killed.
Sgt (1336052) Kenneth Wilfred Young FISON BA ACA (obs.) RAFVR - killed.
R.I.P.


Sources:

Richard Hillary, author David Ross, pub. by Grub Street, London, 2000.
CWGC


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