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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 174611
Last updated: 21 June 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic beau model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bristol Beaufighter Mk IVF
Owner/operator:489 (NZ) Squadron Royal Air Force (489 (NZ) Sqn RAF)
Registration: Z6342
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF stn Worthy Down, South Wonston, Hampshire, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:RAF Worthy Down, Hampshire
Destination airport:RAF Thorney Island, Hampshire
Left at Leuchars on 4 Mar 42 - due to mechanical problems (ORB).
Left Leuchars on 8 March 42 with Aircraft C (which landed at North Coates with engine trouble).
Z6342 landed at RAF Worthy Down and crashed on take-off -and caught fire - all occupants were killed (ORB)
Suffered engine failure on take-off from RAF Worthy Down enroute to RAF Thorney Island, stalled from 100ft and crashed killing the crew.
F/Sgt (1052897) Francis Henry WILKINSON (pilot) RAFVR - killed
F/Sgt (581343) Jack Adrian Colin LONDON (obs.) RAF - killed
P/O (NZ405506) Cedric Hubert Owen PRIEST (WOp/AG) RNZAF - killed


Revision history:

17-Mar-2015 13:14 QQ3 Added
18-Mar-2015 12:56 Apen Updated [Location]

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