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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 22684
Last updated: 17 February 2020
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Date:10-MAR-1937
Time:day
Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk I
Owner/operator:114 Squadron Royal Air Force (114 Sqn RAF)
Registration: K7036
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Wyton, Huntingdonshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Filton, Gloucestershire
Destination airport:RAF Wyton, Huntingdonshire
Narrative:
Bristol Blenheim Mk.I K7036: First Blenheim to be delivered to the RAF on 10/3/37. Written off (damaged beyond repair) when overshot landing, brakes locked & aircraft overturned at RAF Wyton, Huntingdonshire same day, possibly at the end of the aircraft's delivery flight from the Bristol Aeroplane Co at Filton, Bristol, Gloucestershire. As one published source puts it (see link #4)

"The first aircraft to be delivered (K7036) proceeded no further than the end of the runway at Wyton, home base of No.114 Squadron. A combination of a grass runway, an inexperienced pilot, and locked brakes caused the aircraft to flip over onto its back totally destroying the bomber".

The pilot involved in this accident was Pilot Officer Douglas Perry, who was unhurt on this occasion (but was killed in the crash of Blenheim K7037 on 10/5/38)

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft K1000-K9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1976, page 57)
2. http://www.211squadron.org/bristol_blenheim_i.html
3. http://www.pilotfriend.com/photo_albums/timeline/ww2/Bristol%20Blenheim.htm
4. https://gpreview.kingborn.net/362000/c381ac55fe7949dc97679d1b61815187.pdf
5. http://aircrewremembered.com/blenheim-test.html
6. http://www.century-of-flight.net/Aviation%20history/WW2/blenheim.htm


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Sep-2008 19:13 JINX Added
07-Jun-2013 14:24 Nepa Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Location, Destination airport]
05-Jul-2013 09:30 JINX Updated [Operator, Location]
03-Aug-2013 15:46 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location]
03-Aug-2013 22:30 JINX Updated [Operator, Location, Source]
01-Oct-2013 18:04 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
11-Aug-2014 17:10 Earl Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Destination airport, Narrative]
05-Mar-2018 10:56 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Apr-2018 18:08 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
26-Sep-2018 09:28 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]

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