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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 140377
Last updated: 16 June 2019
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Date:24-SEP-1942
Time:Day
Type:Silhouette image of generic beau model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bristol Beaufighter Mk VIC
Owner/operator:Armament Test Squadron A&AEE Royal Air Force (Armament Test Sqn A&AEE RAF) (Armament Test Squadron Aeroplane & Armament Experimental Establishment Royal Air Force)
Registration: EL329/G
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Bulford Camp, Wiltshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Boscombe Down, Wiltshire
Destination airport:Boscombe Down
Narrative:
The Beaufighter was involved in Rocket Projectile firing trials being held near Bulford Camp.
The pilot found that the trial could not be completed and flew over the camp rocking the Beaufighter's wings to indicate to those on the ground that he was returning to Boscombe Down.
The plane headed in the direction of the airfield, but was then seen to roll suddenly and dive into the ground.
It crashed on the camp parade ground and was destroyed.
Both occupants were killed.
Crew:
S/Ldr (41250) Vernon Maxwell BRIGHT (test pilot) RAF - killed.
LAC (154807) Robert Francis BROWN (Armourer) RAFVR - killed
R.I.P.







Sources:

RAF Casualties-Sept. 1942
http://www.thunder-and-lightnings.co.uk/memorial/entry.php?id=96
CWGC


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
12-Dec-2011 02:27 angels one five Added
12-Dec-2011 02:34 angels one five Updated [Operator, Narrative]
13-Dec-2011 13:30 angels one five Updated [Source]
26-Dec-2011 15:21 Nepa Updated [Operator]
23-Jan-2012 12:51 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
11-Nov-2012 01:50 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
16-Dec-2012 13:44 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
22-Aug-2013 07:54 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
15-Sep-2013 07:40 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Feb-2014 06:41 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
10-Apr-2014 23:12 angels one five Updated [Operator, Phase, Narrative]
19-Oct-2014 17:18 yarbi Updated [Operator, Location]
27-Apr-2015 11:52 angels one five Updated [Operator, Location]
27-Apr-2015 18:18 yarbi Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Narrative]
26-Sep-2018 10:33 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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