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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 158798
Last updated: 20 June 2019
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Date:25-APR-1944
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic beau model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bristol Beaufighter Mk VIF
Owner/operator:TDU Royal Air Force (TDU RAF)
Registration: EL167
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Wolverton, Salop -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Test
Departure airport:RAF Defford, Worcestershire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Experimental flight
Starboard engine failed and caught fire. Aircraft hit trees after a misjudged forced landing as a result of inability to lower flaps. Pilot survived
Crew:
F/O (124.180) Cornelius SIPKER (Dutch pilot) RAFVR - slightly injured
F/O (159.721) John Herbert SILVESTER (nav.) RAFVR - killed

Sources:

http://www.thunder-and-lightnings.co.uk/memorial/entry.php?id=132
CWGC


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-Aug-2013 08:12 Nepa Added

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