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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 15966
Last updated: 14 April 2021
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Date:29-AUG-1942
Time:
Type:Vickers Wellington Mk I
Owner/operator:22 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (22 OTU RAF)
Registration: L4310
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Wellesbourne Mountford, Warwickshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Standing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
A bizarre accident occurred on 29th August 1942 when Wellington MklA L4310 was parked between the hangers. It was a very early model, having a fixed gun turret and it was not popular with the ground crews. Static electricity ran down the aircraft whilst it was being refuelled and the Wellington burst into flames and was totally destroyed much to the delight of the ground crew. Unfortunately, the burning fuel flowed into the drains causing fires to break out all around the station, causing many a scare and giving the fire fighting crews a bit of a headache. There were no casualties.

Sources:

http://66.102.9.104/search?q=cache:ZSzazVBlqssJ:www.bbc.co.uk/ww2peopleswar/stories/07/a4376207.shtml+wellington+L4310&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=uk


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Mar-2008 04:46 JINX Added
27-Apr-2015 19:23 ABBA Updated [Operator]

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