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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 15585
Last updated: 9 November 2019
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Date:05-SEP-1942
Time:23:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic beau model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bristol Beaufighter Mk IF
Owner/operator:68 Squadron Royal Air Force (68 Sqn RAF)
Registration: X7842
C/n / msn: WM-V
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Frettenham, Norfolk, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Coltishall, Norfolk
Destination airport:RAF Coltishall
Narrative:
Beaufighter X7842 - Tank hit in take off. 5.9.1942
All Czechoslovakian crew taking off from RAF Coltishall on a night training exercise. Shortly after take off it is understood that a fire broke out in one of the wings, thought to have been caused by trapped fuel vapours. They crashed at 23:40 hrs in the village of Frettenham, south of RAF Coltishall.
Crew:
W/O (788.029) Karel RICHTER (cs.pilot) RAFVR - killed
F/Sgt (787832) Jaroslav KOVANDA (cs.obs) RAFVR - killed

Sources:

History 68 Sqn RAF
ORB 68 Sqdn RAF
http://aircrewremembered.com/richter-karel.html


Images:


Aircrew remembered - own research

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Mar-2008 00:23 Nepa Added
19-Mar-2008 16:48 JINX Updated
17-Feb-2010 21:20 NePa Updated [Operator, Narrative]
28-Mar-2012 01:56 Nepa Updated [Time, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
14-Jun-2014 15:14 Nepa Updated [Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
16-Sep-2014 22:09 yari Updated [Location]
26-Dec-2014 20:36 Anon. Updated [Location]
04-Feb-2015 21:06 pietrzak Updated [Cn, Source, Narrative, Photo, ]
09-Nov-2019 12:48 Nepa Updated [Source, Narrative, Operator]

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