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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 151178
Last updated: 6 October 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic MOSQ model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito B Mk XX
Owner/operator:1655 MTU Royal Air Force (1655 MTU RAF)
Registration: KB224
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Downs Farm Longnor, 8miles south-south-west of Shrewsbury. England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Wyton, Huntingdonshire
Destination airport:
Mosquito KB224 Control lost in turbulence hunted and wing detached Lebbitts Wood Salop. 19.8.44
Take off Wyton for a cross-country exercise during which the crew were instructed to climb to 28,000 feet, little else is known except it is believed the Mosquito performed a bunt before shedding one of its wings and crashing at 12:55 hrs at Downs Farm Longnor, 8 miles SSW of Shrewsbury. Shropshire
F/Lt (125.871) John Mansfield PEARCE (pilot) RAFVR - killed
P/O (164.218) Arthur Alan YOUNG (nav.) RAFVR - killed


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Revision history:

12-Dec-2012 14:58 Nepa Added
21-Aug-2015 12:15 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Narrative]
01-May-2019 13:57 Nepa Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Narrative, Operator]

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