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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 89070
Last updated: 26 November 2021
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Type:Boulton Paul Defiant Mk I
Owner/operator:96 Squadron Royal Air Force (96 Sqn RAF)
Registration: T4071
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Eddisbury Hill, Delamere, Cheshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Squires Gate
Destination airport:RAF Cranage
On July 22nd PO Smithson and his air gunner Sgt. I N Robinson were conducting an air test on Defiant T4071 from Squires Gate when the aircraft struck high ground at Eddisbury Hill, Delamere, Cheshire en-route to Cranage. The aircraft was burnt out and the crew perished. The airframe had only 60 recorded hours.
P/O (46174) Richard SMITHSON (pilot) RAF - killed
Sgt (NZ40208) Ivan Norton ROBINSON (AG) RAFVR - killed


Revision history:

15-Jan-2011 15:29 thW Added
12-Jan-2012 13:10 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport]
16-Oct-2013 01:14 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport]
01-Nov-2013 20:38 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Narrative]

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