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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 15828
Last updated: 11 May 2021
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Date:30-NOV-1942
Time:12:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic beau model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bristol Beaufighter Mk IF
Owner/operator:51 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (51 OTU RAF)
Registration: R2097
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Wavendon, Bedfordshire, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Beaufighter R2097 had stopped due to fuel starvation, the pilot having failed to change tanks in time. Sgt Goodwin, a New Zealander, had retracted the undercarriage and glided into the nearest field but in the course of doing so the port wing of the aircraft hit a tree, the aircraft swung and hit the ground. It was written off. 30.11.1942
Crew:
Sgt GOODWIN (pilot) RNZAF - survived
Sgt (1389040) Clifford Leonard DENT (Obs) RAFVR - survived

Sources:

http://www.rafcommands.com/database/serials/details.php?uniq=R2097
ORB 51 OTU RAF


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Mar-2008 23:01 Nepa Added
18-Apr-2010 00:17 Nepa Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Narrative]
14-Sep-2014 12:59 Jixon Updated [Location, Departure airport, Narrative]
14-Sep-2014 13:00 K.Kraus Updated [Source]
08-May-2021 21:19 Aardvark Updated [Source, Narrative, Operator]
11-May-2021 19:55 Nepa Updated [Narrative, Operator]

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