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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 173259
Last updated: 14 October 2021
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Date:04-JAN-1946
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic tpst model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hawker Tempest Mk V
Owner/operator:287 Squadron Royal Air Force (287 Sqn RAF)
Registration: JN797
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF West Malling, Maidstone, Kent -   United Kingdom
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF West Malling, Maidstone, Kent
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Hawker Tempest Mk.V JN797, 287 Squadron: Written off (damaged beyond repair) 4 January 1946: Ran into Airspeed Oxford NM361 while taxiing prior to take off at RAF West Malling, Maidstone, Kent. Pilot, Sergeant G S Brooks unhurt.

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999). Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents. Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.25. ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Final Landings: A Summary of RAF Aircraft and Combat Losses 1946 to 1949 by Colin Cummings p.26
3. The Airspeed Oxford, Consul & Envoy File (John F Hamlin, Air Britain, 2001 p.181)
4. 287 Squadron ORB (Operations Record Book)(Air Ministry Form AM/F.540) for the period 1/5/1941 to 30/6/1946: National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 27/1622 at https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C2504264
5. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?460-Hawker-Tempests
6. http://www.planetrace.co.uk/1940-1949_28.html
7. https://steemit.com/history/@len.george/hawker-siddeley-tempest-mk-v-486-nz-squadron-1944-to-1945-part-1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Jan-2015 23:09 Dr. John Smith Added
17-Apr-2015 18:16 Mihulka33 Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
03-Nov-2019 01:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Source]
29-May-2021 22:43 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
29-May-2021 22:56 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
29-May-2021 22:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]

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