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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 70035
Last updated: 11 November 2021
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Date:29-APR-1945
Time:
Type:Airspeed Oxford Mk II
Owner/operator:3 (P) Advanced Flying Unit Royal Air Force (3 (P) AFU RAF)
Registration: DF332
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:New Barn Farm, Temple Guiting, Cirencester, Gloucestershire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF South Cerney, Gloucestershire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Written off (destroyed) 29 April 1945: The crew encountered poor weather conditions with low visibility due to snow storm. While flying at low altitude, the twin engine aircraft hit tree tops and crashed in a wooded area located in New Barn Farm, Temple Guiting, Cirencester, Gloucestershire All three crew members were killed.

Crew:
Flying Officer (J/35746) Gordon Alexander Aubrey -RCAF - killed.
Pilot Officer (197330) Thomas Gould - RAFVR - killed.
Sgt (430505) Howard Bryant Montgomery - RAAF - killed.

The accident may have been caused by a loss of control due to excessive ice or snow accumulation on wings and fuselage.

Sources:

1. https://www.cwgc.org/search/certificate.aspx?casualty=2696791
2. https://www.cwgc.org/search/certificate.aspx?casualty=2691696
3. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?6718-Airspeed-Oxford-crash-29-04-45-Gloucestershire
4. http://www.nelsam.org.uk/NEAR/Biographies/WWIIBiographiesG.htm
5. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.baaa-acro.com/1945/archives/crash-of-an-airspeed-as-10-oxford-in-united-kingdom-3-killed-5/]


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
09-Nov-2009 23:26 NePa Added
03-Jan-2012 18:32 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
03-Jan-2012 18:38 angels one five Updated [Source]
16-Sep-2013 07:33 angels one five Updated [Operator, Narrative]
28-Jul-2017 19:48 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Jul-2017 19:49 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
31-Jul-2017 17:42 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
27-Nov-2018 20:22 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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