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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 24819
Last updated: 16 October 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic L14 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed Hudson Mk I
Owner/operator:24 Squadron Royal Air Force (24 Sqn RAF)
Registration: N7253
C/n / msn: 14L-1649
Fatalities:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd, Denbighshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Sydenham
Destination airport:RAF Hendon
It was later established that the cause of the accident was structural failure involving the port wing of the aircraft. The reason for the failure was unknown, but it was considered possible that the aircraft was struck by lightning.
Pilot:78842 Flt Lt John Bryan Glostek Rogers - killed
Observer:751687 WO Thomas Derrick Butcher - killed
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner:808379 Sgt Charles Robert Bell - killed
Fitter IIE:1234140 AC1 Kenneth Manley Tucker - killed
31159 Sqn Ldr Arthur William Hoggar - killed
21092 Wg Cdr Malcolm Morgan McMullan MiD - killed
Pilot:43089 Flt Lt Brian Stanley Bannister - killed
Pilot/Aus/403055 Fg Off Neville Patrick Peter Kearney RAAF - killed
Lt Cdr Alfred Noel Waring RN HMS Landrail - killed
36914 Maj Terence Andrew Alfred Watt Life Guards - killed
Mr Edgar Armitage - Director Killed Mr. Edgar Armitage, director a Leicester firm of engineers, has been killed in flying accident while returning to England from Northern Ireland after a business trip. He was a golfer and Rugby football referee, and served in the last war.
Mr Herbert Ernest Smith - killed
Mr Charles Arthur Denaby Coatman - killed


Publication - Fallen Eagles by Edward Doylerush (see p36)
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Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
22-Apr-2010 12:04 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Narrative]
18-Sep-2011 13:00 Gordon Updated [Date, Location, Source]
23-Jun-2013 14:40 rvargast17 Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Phase]
06-Feb-2017 20:21 ORD Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
23-Dec-2017 18:59 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
13-Feb-2018 19:14 Red Dragon Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
13-Feb-2018 19:20 Red Dragon Updated [Source, Narrative]
16-Feb-2018 18:20 Nepa Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]

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