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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 22685
Last updated: 8 April 2019
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Date:10-MAY-1938
Time:day
Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk I
Owner/operator:114 Squadron Royal Air Force (114 Sqn RAF)
Registration: K7037
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Wyton, Huntingdonshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Wyton, Huntingdonshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Blenheim I K7037, 114 Sqn, RAF Wyton: Written off (destroyed) 10/5/38 when engine failed on take-off, overturned and caught fire, RAF Wyton, Huntingdonshire. All three crew were killed
Crew:
Pilot Officer Douglas Perry (pilot, aged 20)
AC1 John Joseph Gerrard Rice (aged 27)
AC1 Frederick Grimes (aged 22)

According to a contemporary report:
An accident occurred at Wyton, Huntingdon, on May 10 to an aircraft of No. 114 (Bomber) Sqn., Wyton, in which the following occupants lost their lives:P/O. Douglas Perry, No. 524637, A/C 1st Class John Joseph Gerrard Rice. No. 523273 A/C. 1st Class Frederick Crimes. P/O. Perry was the pilot and A/C Rice and A/C Crimes were the members of the crew."

Sources:

1. Air Britain The K File The RAF of the 1930s
2. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1939.htm
3. http://aircrewremembered.com/blenheim-test.html
4. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/165068354/fred-crimes
5. https://www.flightglobal.com/FlightPDFArchive/1938/1938%20-%201389.PDF


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Sep-2008 19:24 JINX Added
07-Jun-2013 14:24 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Narrative]
02-Aug-2013 13:49 JINX Updated [Operator, Location, Source]
03-Aug-2013 15:50 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location]
04-Aug-2013 21:18 JINX Updated [Operator, Location]
15-Dec-2014 10:06 Erectus Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Narrative]
27-Feb-2018 00:31 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
12-Mar-2018 16:47 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
26-Sep-2018 09:30 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative, Operator]

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