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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 14639
Last updated: 8 April 2019
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Date:12-NOV-1938
Time:day
Type:Bristol Blenheim Mk I
Owner/operator:139 (Jamaica) Squadron Royal Air Force (139 (Jamaica) Sqn RAF)
Registration: L1208
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Rugeley, Staffordshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Wyton, Huntingdonshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Bristol Blenheim Mk.I L1208, 139 (Jamaica) Squadron, RAF Wyton: Written off (destroyed) when control lost in cloud & stalled diving into ground near Rugeley, Staffordshire 12/11/38. All three crew killed:

Flying Officer Robert Duncan Tate (aged 23) killed
Corporal Headley George Kennett (aged 27) killed
AC1 Robert Cyril Salter (aged 18) killed

According to the official Air Ministry announcement in "Flight" magazine (November 24, 1938 page 479 - see link #7)

"FLYING ACCIDENTS
THE Air Ministry regrets to announce the following accidents:

F/O Robert Duncan Tate (pilot), Cpl. Hedley George Kennett and A/C.1 Robert Cyril Salter lost their lives in an accident which occurred at Rugeley, Staffs, on November 12 to an aircraft of No. 139 (Bomber) Squadron."

Sources:

1. Air-Britain Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-N9999
2. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Acc1939.htm
3. http://aircrewremembered.com/blenheim-test.html
4. http://www.aviationarchaeology.org.uk/marg/nwcrashes1938-1941.htm
5. http://www.ipernity.com/doc/294337/40701654
6. http://www.planetrace.co.uk/1930-1939_35.html
7. https://www.flightglobal.com/FlightPDFArchive/1938/1938%20-%203317.PDF


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 14:08 JINX Added
06-Mar-2012 09:52 Nepa Updated [Operator]
22-Jul-2013 20:24 JINX Updated [Operator, Location, Source]
03-Aug-2013 16:04 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location]
03-Aug-2013 22:37 JINX Updated [Operator, Location]
14-Aug-2013 17:34 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location]
14-Aug-2013 20:38 JINX Updated [Operator, Location]
10-Nov-2014 16:00 INV Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location]
02-Apr-2016 18:03 J.Cryer Updated [Operator]
28-Feb-2018 17:01 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
19-Mar-2018 17:32 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
19-Mar-2018 17:33 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
26-Sep-2018 09:22 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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