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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 14776
Last updated: 5 July 2020
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Date:05-FEB-1941
Time:07:15
Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk I
Owner/operator:84 Squadron Royal Air Force (84 Sqn RAF)
Registration: L4833
C/n / msn: VA-U
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Menidi -   Greece
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Menidi
Narrative:
On return, following damage during the action with failure of the port engine, the pilot attempted a single engine landing. The propeller severed - coming into the cockpit, killing the pilot. The aircraft crashed near the boundary fence of Menedi airfield. Although the other two crew members survived, Sgt. Somerville suffered extreme shock and had to receive treatment.
Note: Various publications have this aircraft listed as L1392 - we believe that we have the correct details - but open to any new evidence.

Sources:

Air-Britain Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-N9999
http://aircrewremembered.com/towgood-robert.html


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Feb-2008 22:57 JINX Added
27-Jan-2012 11:44 Nepa Updated [Operator]
15-Aug-2013 05:46 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Source]
15-Dec-2014 15:04 Jixon Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
28-Apr-2017 11:11 pietrzak Updated [Date, Time, Registration, Cn, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Source, Narrative, Photo, ]
09-Oct-2018 19:13 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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