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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 47546
Last updated: 29 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic T6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
North American AT-16 Harvard IIB
Owner/operator:7 FTS Royal Air Force (7 FTS RAF)
Registration: FT376
MSN: 14A-1416
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Normanby by Spital, 4 miles North of Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Cottesmore, Rutland
Destination airport:
North American AT-16 Harvard IIB FT376: Ex-USAAF 43-13117. First recorded in RAF service with 9(P) AFU in September 1944. Moved to 5(P) AFU coded "B-H" in June 1945. To 3 SFTS in December 1945. Thence to 7 SFTS (later 7 FTS) coded "FBB-Q" in October 1946, based at RAF Kirton-in-Lindsay, relocating to RAF Cottesmore, Rutland in April 1948.

Written off (destroyed) 5/1/1950: On a low-level cross-country navigation sortie from RAF Cottesmore, Rutland, the Harvard struck tree tops at Normanby by Spital, near Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, the port wing being ripped off in the impact. The aircraft climbed steeply, rolled inverted, and then dived into the ground, killing both crew

Crew of Harvard FT376:
Flight Lieutenant Clarence Stephen Burrow RAF (QFI Flight Instructor, aged 28) - killed on active service 5/1/1950
Pilot IV William Riviere Lynn RAF (Pupil Pilot Under Instruction, aged 20) - killed on active service 5/1/1950

The reported crash location of Normanby by Spital is a village and civil parish in the West Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England, at approximate coordinates 53.3806N 0.4967W. It is approximately 4 miles north of Scunthorpe along the B1430 road.


1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.98 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. The Harvard File, John F. Hamlin, Air Britain, 1988 p 101
3. Last Take off; A Record of RAF Aircraft Losses 1950 to 1953 by Colin Cummings p.26

Revision history:

04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
25-Sep-2020 19:28 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Time, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
25-Sep-2020 19:31 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
25-Sep-2020 19:55 Glog Updated [Operator, Nature, Operator]

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