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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 25085
Last updated: 28 August 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic LANC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Lancaster B Mk I
Owner/operator:Royal Air Force (RAF)
Registration: TW647
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 8
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Stanford, Norfolk -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:RAF Witchford, Cambridgeshire
Destination airport:
TW647 was one of six Lancasters of 115 Squadron taking part in a fighter affiliation exercise on November 11 1947. A Hornet, PX284, of 19 Squadron, making an attack on the rear Lancaster, misjudged the breakaway and struck this aircraft, which was flying second to last on the starboard side. Part of the Hornet's port wing broke off and it fell away out of control, crashing at Stamford, Norfolk.

The Lancaster, TW647, went into a shallow dive, which steadily increased. The nose broke off behind the pilot's seat, throwing him clear and he opened his parachute. The other seven men aboard were killed, as was the Hornet pilot.

The pilot of Lancaster TW647 was Fg Off P E Clarke who was thrown clear and successfully parachuted to earth.


Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
23-May-2010 10:40 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Other fatalities, Nature]
29-Mar-2011 14:23 Brett361975 Updated [Phase, Source, Narrative]
10-Mar-2013 17:04 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Source]
10-Mar-2013 17:15 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total occupants, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Narrative]
04-Apr-2013 17:16 Nepa Updated [Operator]
09-Feb-2015 16:50 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Narrative]

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