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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 17451
Last updated: 5 November 2019
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Date:22-AUG-1942
Time:11:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic beau model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bristol Beaufighter Mk VIF
Owner/operator:32 Maintenance Unit Royal Air Force (32 MU RAF)
Registration: V8389
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF stn St.Athan, South Glamorgan, Wales. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Test
Departure airport:RAF St.Athan, Glamorgan
Destination airport:
Narrative:
V8389 - Engine failed on take off. The pilot was unable to hold the nose down and stalled in steep climb after take off. Aircraft dived into ground. 22.8.1942
Crew:
F/O (82563) Josef NEJEZCHLEBA (pilot) RAFVR - killed
P/O (104.670) William Anthony WARD (obs) RAFVR - killed
F/Sgt (571677) Jack Elford Hicks (W.E.M.) - RAF - killed

Sources:

Beaufighter production list


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Apr-2008 04:35 Nepa Added
28-Dec-2009 12:09 NePa Updated [Time, Registration, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Narrative]
18-Mar-2015 13:32 AlLah Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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