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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 74549
Last updated: 25 November 2019
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Date:24-MAR-1942
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic B24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated B-24 Liberator Mk 2
Owner/operator:A&AEE (Aeroplane & Armament Experimental Establishment)
Registration: AL546
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lytchett Minster, Dorset -   United Kingdom
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Test
Departure airport:RAF Boscombe Down (EGDM)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The Liberator was being flown on a series of climb tests when the starboard outer engine over-speeded and caught fire.
Wing Commander J.M. MGuire AFC, OC of the Performance Testing Squadron of the A&AEE, ordered his crew to abandon the aircraft which they did successfully.
However the Liberator broke up before Wg Cdr McGuire could escape and he was killed.


Sources:

A&AEE ORB


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-May-2010 18:54 angels one five Added
28-May-2010 23:18 angels one five Updated [Operator, Narrative]
26-Aug-2011 15:22 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Location, Departure airport, Narrative]
17-Jan-2012 01:54 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Narrative]
09-May-2015 13:45 Anon. Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Narrative]
09-May-2015 13:48 Angel dot comma Updated [Total occupants, Source]

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