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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 21908
Last updated: 16 May 2020
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Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk I
Owner/operator:61 Squadron Royal Air Force (61 Sqn RAF)
Registration: K7163
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Urpeth Forge, near Beamish, County Durham -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Hemswell, Linolnshire
Destination airport:
Blenheim Mk.I K7163, 61 Squadron RAF Hemswell (Squadron code 61-X): Written off (destroyed) 18/9/38 when stalled during turn and control lost during rainstorm, pilot was thrown through cabin roof during turbulence at low altitude & parachuted to safety. Aircraft dived into ground at Urpeth Forge, near Beamish, County Durham
Pilot Officer Alner Charles Newton (pilot) RAF - OK.
Corporal Henry Edward West (navigator aged 26) RAF - killed
AC1 James Stewart Grey (W/Op/Air Gunner. aged 18) RAF - killed

Pilot Officer Alner George Newton survived this crash, but was later killed when Hampden L4107 crashed into the River Tay Estuary, off Tentsmuir Ranges, Fife, on 6/6/39, of which he was a member of the crew.


1. Royal Air Force Aircraft K1000-K9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain. 1976)

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Revision history:

01-Aug-2008 11:09 Anon. Added
05-Oct-2009 11:15 JINX Updated
16-Feb-2012 01:54 Nepa Updated [Time, Operator, Narrative]
05-Jul-2013 09:36 JINX Updated [Operator, Narrative]
15-Dec-2014 10:46 Jixon Updated [Operator, Narrative]
15-Dec-2014 10:47 Jixon Updated [Source]
28-Feb-2018 15:49 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
15-Mar-2018 22:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
06-Oct-2018 06:35 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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