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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 184818
Last updated: 16 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 IF
Owner/operator:25 Squadron Royal Air Force (25 Sqn RAF)
Registration: R2215
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:2
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:RAF Wittering, Lincolnshire. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:RAF Wittering
Beaufighter R2215 - forced landed at Wittering with collapsed undercarriage, iced up cockpit canopy and a double engine failure. It overshot the runway, crashed through the boundary fence and then collided with a private car travelling on the Great North Rd.
F/Sgt George Smyth DCM (pilot) RAFVR - injured
Sgt William Arthur Fradley (obs) RAFVR - injured


Beaufighter production list
ORB 25 Sqn RAF

Revision history:

25-Feb-2016 15:49 Nepa Added

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